swollen chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BerkeleyBarnyard, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. BerkeleyBarnyard

    BerkeleyBarnyard Hatching

    May 18, 2008
    I have a sick chick that I just got today. It is about 4 weeks old. It seems to have a lot of subcutaneous fluid in the abdominal, breast and neck areas. It's belly seem much to swollen to be normal. Some of the fluid that i can see under the skin on the belly/breast is dark. I has a droopy tail but it is acting fairly normal. I don't know if it is eating/drinking because I just got it. Any ideas???
  2. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    see if it will eat and drink and make droppings..
    make sure the vent is clear.

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