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What is wrong with my chicks!!!!!!!!

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So there seems to be a BIG issue with my 2-3 week old chicks. There seems to be a big lump on their chests. Is this normal? Is this a disease? Any guesses would be appreciated. The yellow one is leghorn or a bond white. The brown one is a bond brown. And the two black ones are bond blacks.
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Those lumps look like very well fed chicks to me! When chickens eat their fill, their crop gets really full and they end up looking lopsided. The crop holds their food before it moves down to their gizzards and then intestines. The crop is located on the right side.

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Doesn't look like a disease, looks like enlarged crop. If their crop doesn't empty by itself (overnight) they might need help.

 

https://poultrykeeper.com/digestive-system-problems/impacted-crop/

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When a bird eats, the food goes into a pouch called the crop. The crop empties overnight into a hole at the back of that and by morning, it should be smaller. Happens every day. Normal.

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