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Severe fluid filled bulg on both sides of chicken breast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jzehner, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. jzehner

    jzehner Hatching

    Feb 25, 2013
    I have a baby chick who appears to have a fluid filled bulg on the front of its body, over the chicken breast. It covers both sides and has gotten bigger over the last week. This baby chick is half the size of the others, that I purchased at the same time. (they are from the same hatching). So this bulge seems to be stunting it's growth. When I push on it gently, it doesn't seem to bother the chick. I can tilt the chick sideways and see the fluid move inside, since some of the fluff and brand new feathers are falling out over the bulge. It's seriously gross looking. I think I should drain it, but have no experience here. Help please?

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