I have a baby chick named Andrew (almost 1 month old), I've never had a pet before and I love him so much as I've incubated and was with him through day 1. He is a house / tamed chicken so therefor he always has clean fresh water and food. I've even caught him bugs to eat and have provided him and his brother Sam, with all their daily needs and basic necessities. Last night I've gone to bed early and let my brother take care of him, this afternoon when I've finally let him roam around i realized the side of his face seems inflated/burnt/crusty (idk the feathers surrounding doesn't look right like its wet). He is really ill and I cannot stop crying, so I'm asking you please tell me what i can do, here are the symptoms. Mucus/Slimy substance in mouth Unable to eat (Because of mucus) Distorted throat Excessively tired/sleepy Very weak (doesn't even care if i grab his beak anymore) Every time he swallows his throat would pop out or something Cracking noise when he swallows Isolated Unsteady Slow Cracking/Crunching noises from his neck when he tries to eat chick feeder I'm not very competent in raising chickens, I've never really had a pet and I have 0 knowledge about chickens besides some basic facts like food/water/heat. I made this BYC account to educate myself, but just this time i actually need to make a help thread. I live near the city and the only pet store is for dogs and cats, taking him to the vet is not an option right now. If there is nothing I can do to help him then my last option is to lay in bed and hug him until he passes away.