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HELP lump on ducklings neck

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I noticed tonight that one of my four ducklings has a decent size lump on the right side of his neck right at the base. They did just have a good snack of banana and lettuce, so maybe it's the crop? But only one of them has it. I'm worried it's a cyst or something. He didn't seem too fond of me touching it, but didn't scream or seem too in pain. I can try to post pictures tomorrow. Any help is much appreciated!!
post #2 of 8

Are they getting chick grit yet?  If not, hold off on the treats till they have had a chance to get something to "chew" with.

 

It is likely food stuck in there.  Is the little one drinking?  Pooping?

 

This can be helpful, long term.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/242460/the-ultimate-list-of-duck-treats-and-supplements


Edited by Amiga - 3/22/16 at 8:20pm

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
They have chick starter/grower available to them 24/7 I only give treats on occasions to vary their diet a little. He seemed to be eating and drinking fine. Plenty of poop when I changed the bedding but there's four of them in there.
post #4 of 8
Keep an eye on them - please keep us posted...I need to turn in now (east coast U.S.)

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post #5 of 8
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I'm about to go to sleep myself, checked on them one last time. Swelling has seemed to go down. Hoping it was just the crop/overrate or drank. I'll see how it is in the morning
post #6 of 8

How is the duckling now? I'm thinking it was just a full crop as well, but wanted to check how it was doing today to be sure. 

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
I checked all four individually and there didn't seem to be any lumps! I think it was just a full crop. Thanks for all the help!
post #8 of 8

No problem! Glad it was just a full crop. :)

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