Help! My chick is blowing up like a Balloon!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JeneLar, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. JeneLar

    JeneLar Hatching

    Jun 10, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    I noticed this one was waddling like a duck, so I looked closer, and it's belly is round like a water balloon! She is still eating, drinking, and pooping - so she isn't blocked up. Her vent it clean - no pasting or anything. Any ideas? I don't think she can go on for very long like this.
  2. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Songster

    May 2, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Eek! I'm not sure but I hope she is okay.. And a good bump to the top and maybe a good veteran can help.
  3. Is this a baby chick or a chicken? If it is an adult hen, she could be laying internally. Are you able to get her into a vet? Or can you post a picture here?

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