Pullet with liquid retention

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

  1. jime

    jime Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Elizabeth, CO
    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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