Silkie chick... Abdomen distended

w8tin4raptur

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 7, 2014
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Hello all,

I have a silkie chick that is 10 weeks old today. He/She was found yesterday with a very large abdomen. I can't drain anything from it. It's not eating or drinking. Nothing in his/ her crop. Now it can't breath right. She just sleeps. Can someone give detailed instructions on draining. Maybe I'm not doing it right. All I get is blood. Antibiotics? I have tylan and penicillin I can give. Any ideas. Does respiratory cause bloated belly?
 

BantamLover21

Crowing
7 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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It sounds to me like it could have heart failure, in which case there isn't anything you can do except humanely cull it. I could be wrong with my diagnosis, however, so hopefully other posters respond.

Respiratory problems do not cause bloated bodies/stomachs. There is something going on, internally, in the chick's abdomen and/or organs.
 

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