sick chick - soft area at neck

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

  1. SEMulder

    SEMulder Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  4. SEMulder

    SEMulder Out Of The Brooder

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    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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