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Lump on chest full of hen scratch

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My hen has a lump just above her chest and it feels like hen scratch seeds is this normal?
post #2 of 4

That's the crop. It's where food is stored before passing into the gizzard to be ground up and digested. It's normal.

post #3 of 4

It sounds as if you are describing her crop, and yes it is normal if that indeed is the case.  It's sort of a storage place for food to later enter the digestive tract.

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post #4 of 4
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Ok thank you all I was worried she had a digestion problem because it looks big I let her free range during the day and I put feed out also
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