my chicken has blown up?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spish, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    what would cause my poor little chabo roo to blow up like a balloon...he's full of air, not just round his chest but his entire body, he looks so round [​IMG] and is obviously uncomfortable. ive tried to photograph it as best i can but it just doesnt do him justice...his skin is so stretched im scared he's gonna pop!

    any ideas what would cause all this air under the skin? he canhardly walk now he's so round

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  2. wilobrookfarms

    wilobrookfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh goodness! Yes! What is wrong with the poor boy? He looks like a blowfish!
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Are you sure it's air? I've had a few had kidney disease, their abdomens filled with fluids. Needed to be drained, but only temporary until the inevitable death.
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    its definatly air...when you tap it its like a little drum (i liken it to a turkey tom when he fills his chest with air and makes that boom sound)
     
  5. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a needle and syringe by any chance? You could try and drain the contents.
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    Quote:i thought of sticking a needle in but the skin is so stretched im petrified he'll pop (i have a fear of balloons popping which really doesnt help the situation!)
     
  7. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    skin has a differnet elasticity than a balloon, if you have a medical syringe with needle I would try to aspirate what ever is in there.... you are going to have to use sterile technique though...
     
  8. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goodness he looks like the girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! I would get a sterile needle and syringe and try to drain that off, poor guy!
     
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:looks like a good link.
     

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