I think my 8 week old chick is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Von, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Von

    Von Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 8 grown chickens and 20 8-week-old chicks. They've all thrived... until I noticed something yesterday.

    One of the chicks has this large bulge on her chest area that is liquidy (not full of feed storage). When you squeeze on it this brown regurgigated food comes out of her mouth as if she's vomiting it back up.

    This isn't normal, is it? If it is, I've never seen it in my other chicks/chickens.

    What could this be?!
     
  2. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    No, this is not normal, but I'm not sure I know what it is. Does the chick have an unusual smell? She could have a sour crop or impacted crop. Don't go by what I think because I don't know much, but you might want to check out other posts on sour crop and impacted crop to see if you think that is what it is. If it is, it can be quite serious and needs to be dealt with quickly.

    Good luck with her!!! I hope someone who knows a whole lot more than I do will respond to you SOON!!!! I'll be praying for your chick though.
     

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