I noticed today that my little spraddle legged chick was feeling slightly thin. I flipped her over and was very alarmed to see several scabs on her belly, surrounded by swelling, as well as a fairly large (size of a large pea) lump that I can feel/see in her abdomen. She is acting fine and eating well but I am very alarmed, obviously. What could this be? Is it something that could be treated with antibiotics, or is this little chick doomed? I removed the scabs and there was no obvious pus coming from them, but a good deal of tissue swelling around them nonetheless. Very worried. I am willing to take her to an avian vet but I can't get an appt until at least Monday.