Ruptured Air Sac, Compacted Crop or Something Else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SqueakChicken, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2014
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Came home to a pasty bum on my sweet little 4-day-old chick. Then noticed a small air bubble on the back of her neck by her wing. It has grown in the last hour so it's now visible from the front,

    I think it's a ruptured air sac and so am I supposed to poke it with a sterile needle and hope it deflates? It is soft to the touch and looks like air.

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