Help Something Wrong With My Month Old Chick edit chick is healthy now

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sager:)silkies, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my month old chick somethings weird its skin is like way expanded on the left side under its wing never seen this before
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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  2. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm by no means an expert, but it could be a ruptured air sac?
    I've seen posts about this and people have had to lance or pierce in order to relieve the pressure.
    But hopefully someone knowledgeable will chime in.

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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  3. shotgun707

    shotgun707 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have the same thing on one of my chicks
     
  4. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do u know what's wrong with urs
     
  5. shotgun707

    shotgun707 Out Of The Brooder

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    mine has a little places on body with little or no dawn or feathers ..ill post a pic when i get a chance
     
  6. tntblake

    tntblake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the birds crop. The chick has just been a little piggy. All the chicks I have ever raised look like that after they have eaten.
     
  7. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2. Every time my lot stuff themselves, they get that bulge on one side. [​IMG]
     
  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    That was my first though, but the OP's chick has this under its wing. Is it jiggly like fluid? I would poke in it and drain it. Use a sterile syringe needle.
    Also, if it were the chick's crop, it would be on the right side, not left.
     
  9. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And u would be able to feel the grain seeds to
     
  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Had this happen about two years ago. I popped it with a clean needle and than layed the skin flat making sure all air or fluid was out. I let the chick go as was, but kept an eye on it. It never came back and was/ is still fine.
     

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