What is the bulge below this deformed beak?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sheherazae, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. sheherazae

    sheherazae Chirping

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks so much for trying to help. This chick has a deformed beak (obviously). She is also not gaining much weight and is terribly friendly. She flies at me as soon as I open the door and wants me to carry her around all day. Underneath her deformed beak it looked like she started to get wattles (is that even the right word) at about 1 week and her comb started to turn red. However, today when I picked her up, the things I thought were wattles looked a little swollen more like nodules. Also, since about week one what I assume to be her crop has been hard. I've been giving her olive oil and massaging that. Now today when I had her upside down for this picture, her eye seemed watery but that might have been because I think she was hypnotized so I hesitate to say that that is a new symptom. I know when I stood her back up she woke up confused and when I had her upside down she was really out of it. Do you think she's just a very light weight chick with a funky beak or do you think more is going on than that?

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  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    I am thinking you have a chick with a deformed beak that can't eat properly and that is why it is under weight. I don't know about the hard crop.... do you have shavings in the brooder? She may have an impacted crop. Try flat coke to dissolve it.

    The other issues my be from malnutrition and/or dehydration.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Honestly, I think I would cull that chick. It does not look well at all. I think it will likely die on its own unless you get some professional assistance. It has some sort of infection based on the redness and swelling in the neck. When you add into that equation the small size, lack of weight, and the odd beak I am thinking there may be some sort of internal defect that is slowly killing it. I would save it the misery of a slow death and put it down now.

    I am sorry.
     
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    I concur.... sorry.
     

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