Swollen neck on chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jarchey, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. jarchey

    jarchey Hatching

    Mar 29, 2017
    Hi all-
    New here. I got 25 chicks 4 weeks ago. They've been thriving, running around and scratching and eating. They've had access to chick grit, water, and organic feed. At night they sleep under the heater but during the day they love to run around.
    This morning, I came in to see if they needed any food or water. One of my Dominique chicks wasn't running around like the others. It was laying face down, and I thought it might just be napping. When I looked closer, I noticed that it's neck was HUGE and swollen. When I looked up swollen neck, it suggested that maybe it was an impacted crop, but that's more on the front and this is more on the back. It's huge and bulbous and see through when I hold it up to the light.

    This seems to have happened overnight. I called McMurry and they've never heard of such a thing- they're going to give me a call back. This poor chick isn't moving and is barely staying awake and when I hold it it seems to be shaking. Any ideas on what the heck this could be??? I'm very freaked out.

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greeting from Kansas, jarchey, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! No clue what the heck is up with your little Dom. [​IMG] I see you already posted the ER Forum - hopefully the folks there can advise or Murray McMurray will contact you back with some ideas. Hope it all turns out okay - thanks for doing BYC and keep us posted!!
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your baby! [​IMG] I hope someone can help you in our Emergency section.

    Good luck with your little one and welcome to our roost! :)
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope you can find some answers with the help of the ER members.

    Best of luck!
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I replied earlier on your other thread. It looks like a leaking air sac.

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    hope the baby will be okay [​IMG][​IMG]
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jarchey [​IMG] Welcome!

    How is your little one doing now? I do hope that (s)he is OK and the folks on the ER Forum were able to assist.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

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