URGENT: Bubbles in Crop-Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hooligan, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Today when I got home I noticed that the red chick, that has a broken or enlarged leg, has an enlarged crop, its around to the side of his neck. You can see the egg yolk he was being fed but a large protion of it is foamy bubbles. What should I do? Do I need to take a syringe needle and pop it or give him some kind of gas relief...I am so worried about him.
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
  3. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    He passed away.
  4. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    so sorry..
    poor little fella...

    you did the best you could.
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    [​IMG] I am sorry to hear that hooligan.
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I am so sorry you lost your chick...
    Now I am not real clear from your description, but it sounds as if you might have been describing an air pocket? Sometimes if the chick has access to shavings in the first days they will mistakenly eat that and if sharp it can puncture... it is wise to have the chicks on papertowels to prevent this.
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    At Atwoods he was on shavings but when I got them home they were on papertowels with the rubber gripper on top of that. We still have 3 and they are going very well.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry you lost him, but at least he had a chance with you.

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