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Pullet with liquid retention

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jime, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. jime

    jime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Thursday my dog decided to help me collect the chickens and he grab one of my 6 week old pullets, and gave her a bit of a shake.
    I check for bleeding spots but did not see any, she keep on eating and everything.
    Today when I went to feed them she was walking a bit slow and look really fat in one side so I pick her up and check and there is a big liquid ballon coming all the way from the chest to the drumstick in one side, the liquid is clear and only between the skin I if I move the liquid mass to one side then the skin goes tight against the meat again.
    Should I pop the ballon and drain that clear liquid? and put some antiseptic in the hole I will make.
    Give her a dose of antyinflammatory. Witch one will be recommended?
    Please your advise will be appreciated.
     

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