PLEASE HELP! MY CHICK IS LIMPING AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by catvader, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. catvader

    catvader Out Of The Brooder

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    my boyfriend and i are first time chicken owners and today, he had a break from work and came home for a bit. we checked on our chicks, they are 4-5 weeks old now, and we noticed one was limping... when we picked her up, we noticed her belly (near her legs & butt) were swollen.... i have pictures to post... please help!
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    infection from umbilical mabey? is it soft ?
     
  3. catvader

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    The left side is soft and seems swollen... The big bulge on the right is hard
     
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    The left side is soft and seems swollen... The big bulge on the right is hard
     
  5. catvader

    catvader Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually... I just felt it again and it is soft... Just not as soft as the left.... At first I thought she had a broken leg...my boyfriend is convinced its a tumor
     
  6. catvader

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    It looks like she has giant testicles... Someone please help!!
     
  7. Eggcessive

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  8. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a partial hernia, and that is best checked by a vet. Is her vent clear? What do her droppings look like?

    Hernias create adhesions and pain and GI blockages, so are not to be played around with.
     
  9. catvader

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    Her droppings look normal, and her vent is clear... She's just very swollen and it looks like she has testicles. Im very worried about my little girl <\3
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  10. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that really sounds like a hernia. You need a vet. It won't self correct as intestines are trapped there, and will only get worse as the guts become strangled. I would keep an eye on her and get her to a vet who can treat chickens on Monday.
     

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