PLEASE HELP!!! 10wk old chick with bloated chest

maisha

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 14, 2012
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Taunton, MA
My apx.10 week old chick is lathargic, has a bloated chest, and keeps stretching her neck out and side to side (i have a video of her doing that). she seems to be getting some food and water and the other chicks aren"t bothering her. she kind of just chills by herself. i feel bad for her.
 

TimsHens

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 4, 2013
41
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Cache Oklahoma
sounds like a sour crop trying maybe massaging it gently or impacted crop

1. Take some bread and soak it in olive oil (which is good for them anyway).
2. Feed it to the affected bird, making sure they get the lion share. Leave for around 15 minutes.
3. Massage the crop. The lump won't go away immediately but may take about 1 1/2 or 2 days to go.
4. Repeat twice daily until lump has gone



I also mix apple cider vinegar with my chickens water no matter what age they are I use 1 tbs to one gal make sure it has with the mother in it hope this works it worked for me few weeks ago
 

maisha

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 14, 2012
15
0
24
Taunton, MA
Thank you. I will try your suggestions. I tried to upload te video, but it won't work. The pictures don't show how her chest actually looks an feels :(
 

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