Severe Ascites in four month old pellet, through out her whole body, including her head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennywoods, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. jennywoods

    jennywoods New Egg

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    Last night when I was securing the coop for the night, I notices that one of my pullets' head was huge.She is a Black Copper Maran named Lulu. I waited until morning to evaluate her. When I picked her up she felt like a water balloon throughout. I also noticed a little red scratch possible wound on her head. I have washed her head and put antibiotic ointment on the wound, She is just so swollen :( And it came on so sudden. She is still eating, drinking and moving around the run. Thank you.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Can you post some photos?

    Is it fluid you are feeling or air?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/843992/q-and-a-article-from-a-peafowl-website
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/223/subcutaneous-emphysema/
     

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