my lakenvanders entire body is swollen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by th_roster, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. th_roster

    th_roster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 7 month old lakenvander rooster. Today when I went out to put the chickens up for the night. I noticed that there was someting very wrong with the rooster "wallie". I picked him up to get a closer inspection of him, his entire body was swollen and he felt like he had been filled up with air. He was very squssy to the touch. I have know idea what is worng! he is still getting around ok. and is still mating with the hens. The air pocket seems to be right under the skin. He is eating ,not alot but, he is eating. Please help!!!!!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have no idea but hoping someone will come on who can help you sorry
     
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He had some sort of trauma to his body, and one or more of his air sacs have ruptured (they have lungs and air sacs inside them). The air will leak out under the skin- they feel like bubble wrap. If the leak seals, the air will go down very gradually. If you want to speed the process for his comfort- bring him to a vet and they will drain it. Or you can search for descriptions of what to do on line. Subcutaneous emphysema is the medical term for it....
    You need to examine him very closely- and look for wounds- there may be bruising, or there may be an actual puncture or laceration you need to take care of.
     
  4. th_roster

    th_roster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an apointment with a vet. I will post more when I know more.
     

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