lost a chick now 2nd chick has swelling below neck area

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Meadow lane, May 2, 2009.

  1. Meadow lane

    Meadow lane Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2009
    It is me again. In a past post 8 day old chick...... we sadly lost Buzzy. Now Yamaha has swelling in her neck on the right side. It is soft to touch and almost fluid feeling. We started with newspaper cover then the store sold us wood chips. In addition someone had told us to give the sick chick sunflower seeds...... So is something stuck in its throat or something else!!! THis is so dicouraging. WOuld appreciate your help
  2. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2009
    Bakersfield, California
    Is the swelling off center like to the right side of the body? It could just be its crop is full.
  3. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    If it has a full crop and is eating something other than chick starter, you need to make sure it has access to grit.
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Like the others said, it is probably a full crop. Tomorrow I'm sure it will be lots better.

    It is hard when you are new to something and things don't seem to be going as well as you had hoped. Cheer up. Look how much you have learned! [​IMG]
  5. Meadow lane

    Meadow lane Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2009
    Thank you for your support. I did so much reading and asking questions so I thought I was prepared!!! Well like you said I have learnt so much!!

  6. Meadow lane

    Meadow lane Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2009
    I appreciate everyones feedback. I am going to buy grit tomorrow and mix it in the food. Honestly, when the lady recommended sunflower seeds I asked if we would need grit! Well I am so thankful for this forum. Such a wealth of knowledge, support and kindness
  7. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    that's what this forum is for [​IMG] let us know how the chicks are doing. massaging the crop might help as well ive heard [​IMG]
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I have a dish of free choice grit next to my feeders so the birds always have access to it and they take what they want.
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I wouldn't recommend sunflower seeds for an 8 day old chick. The one that passed, probably had an impacted crop. As others mentioned, you can use chick grit, however a chick only requires chick feed for it's primary feed source for the first many weeks. The chick feed has grit in it, so as long as other treats are not provided, they will be fine.

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