One week old chick with bulge-Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 11chicks, May 20, 2012.

  1. 11chicks

    11chicks Hatching

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    This is a 6 day old Barred Plymouth Rock chick. Noticed a bulge on right side of breast today that has gotten bigger. The down rubbed off where I applied ointment because I thought there was a tiny cut, but I believe I was seeing a vein through the down. Feeding starter food and water, temp at 93 F. Chick is pretty active, pooping and drinking. Same size as other Barred Rock chick. The bulge is solid, not hard, but firm. Could this be an impacted crop? If so, what can I do for this chick? is there anything else this could be?

    Anyone seen this before?

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  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    I think that is just a normal crop on a chick. Some eat more, some eat less....
     
  3. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    looks like an absess

    you could try mild antibiotics
     
  4. 11chicks

    11chicks Hatching

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    Thank you for responding. What kind of mild antibiotic?
     

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