sick chick - soft area at neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SEMulder, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. SEMulder

    SEMulder In the Brooder

    Sep 7, 2013
    I posted in the chick forum about some sick chicks I have, and bought medicine to treat Coccidiosis this morning. One of the chicks is on its last legs, however, and I noticed this morning that the patch just under its neck is very soft and largish. Is this a symptom of something else? I'm trying to research problems. I wish I could help this little girl!

    Thank you for the help!
  2. katbriar

    katbriar Songster

    Dec 15, 2012
    Northern New Mexico
    Is the soft patch different than its crop? The crop is located on the chicken's neck, on the right side. Since it is a sac to hold food before it goes into the gizzard it changes size and feel depending on how the bird is eating.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
  4. SEMulder

    SEMulder In the Brooder

    Sep 7, 2013
    Thank you! I'm guessing they all have Coccidiosis. I lost the one with the largish crop yesterday afternoon. But I've lost several others as well, and her crop was the only one that felt that way. I have been putting apple cider vinegar in their water since we got them.

    So I'm treating the whole group with Corid now, and hoping for no more deaths. :-(
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013

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