Hen has air bubble on right side of chest!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cranberrycreekchickens, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. cranberrycreekchickens

    cranberrycreekchickens In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2008
    Ontario Canada
    Hi this is a bit of an emergency.

    I have a brown hen (not sure what kind) and today she seems to have an air bubble under the skin on the right side of her breast shoulder area. I'm not sure if its her crop or not.

    I touched it and it appears to be entirely made up of air. I can see quite clearly because shes going through a bit of a molt.

    Her comb was a bit purple up by the tips, and she spit up liquid when I picked her up to examine her.

    I really need help!

    Should I pop it to see if it deflates?

    Please reply!

  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Could it also possibly be sour crop? I only ask because she spit up..... when the crop is "sour" and full of gassy liquid, they'll regurgitate a bit when you press on it. Lots on here about sour crop if that is what it turns out to be: try feeding plain, live-culture yogurt first.

    Keep us updated if it turns out to be that air sac thing dlhunicorn is talking about.

    Good luck with her.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: