Chick with chest full of air

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nelbell78, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. nelbell78

    nelbell78 New Egg

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    I have a 4 day old Peking bantam that has a swollen chest full of air. It's eating and drinking, but the swelling is getting bigger every day, I'm obviously a bit worried as I can't really find anything g about this online. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are you sure that you are not looking at the crop where food is stored after eating, before it moves on through the GI tract? The crop is on the upper right side of the chick's chest under the neck. There can be instances where an air sac gets injured, and air will collect under the skin. Can you check to see which it is?

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