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Silkie chick... Abdomen distended

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by w8tin4raptur, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. w8tin4raptur

    w8tin4raptur Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. w8tin4raptur

    w8tin4raptur Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for responding. She has passed on. She was such a sweet thing.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry for your loss. :hugs
     

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