realy bad chick need help now

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by michigan chick, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. michigan chick

    michigan chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a chick in my broader with his head under his body like he was half way threw a summer salt. I put him up to a water dish and he did take a couple of drinks. But he still keeps trying to peck at his own chest and then just falls butt over head he was born June 22 and is a black asto. he will not take food or grit. his breathing seems fine. he seems to stand ok its just when he tucks his head in that he falls witch is the only place he wants his head. he is also chirping fine not swauking or anything. help fast please
     
  2. michigan chick

    michigan chick Out Of The Brooder

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    just found what looks like a bubble under the skin on his neck right before the wing as you fell around it fells up more .
     
  3. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im so sorry, but i cant be of much help
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Could the bump be the crop? Do you have pics? Maybe he swallowed something he shouldn't have???
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... could be crook neck or could be an air sac problem OR could be the crop or injury.

    A pic would surely help.

    In the meantime, separate this chick and keep him warm. You may have to dribble water on the beak to help keep him hydrated. Electrolytes like Avia Charge in the water wouldn't hurt.
     
  6. michigan chick

    michigan chick Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems just to be air and more on the shoulder area then where the crop is but the crop seem to be empty. I do not know what crook neck is. And she doesnt seem to be injured. I will get a pic asap.
     
  7. michigan chick

    michigan chick Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the best I could do. hard to see in photo.
     
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  8. michigan chick

    michigan chick Out Of The Brooder

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    There are two more pic. of it on my blog pages.
     
  9. n2thestorm5032

    n2thestorm5032 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My buffs had something like that, it was a bump and a bald spot, but it wasn't that big of a spot, so I waited a day and I looked and they had a whole skew of feathers starting to grow, but it was bump not an air sack!!
     

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