The stragest coturnix ailment I have ever seen.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by worldling, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. worldling

    worldling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a full grown hen develop what could only be describe as "Air pockets" under the skin. I noticed it starting 2 days ago around the neck area. After closer examination it seamed to cover most of her body. It was like a gas was building up between her body and her skin. A "balloon bird" if you will.
    I know this may sound a bit comical, but I'm not laughing. I have never seen this before.
    I culled her because she seamed to be suffering. This isn't a please help me save one bird, but a call for help to try and figure out if this is a possible flock killing communicable bio hazard.
    No other birds seam to be infected at this time. The pen and pen mates have been quarantined, and may be terminated should the need arise.

    Has anyone ever seen this before?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    could its airsack have been ruptured? that can happen to chickens usually after a trauma the air will go away if it is that in time.
     
  3. worldling

    worldling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That could be, and maybe I'm over reacting. Would that cause gas/air to invade most of the birds body under the skin?
    I'm really hoping for a physiological explanation, because that would confine things to one bird. I really want to rule out a bio hazard!

    Thanks AHappychick!
     

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