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Swollen breast on hen (one side)

post #1 of 16
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Our surviving hen has a swollen right side breast...it's like when the rooster would puff up but only seems to be one side......

Can someone tell me what this means....

I didn't notice it till the evening....it seems like it just happened....

Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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post #2 of 16

mr. dad. you just have that one hen, right??

and this being night time, are you sure your hen just doesn't have a full stomach?

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by blue90292 

mr. dad. you just have that one hen, right??

and this being night time, are you sure your hen just doesn't have a full stomach?


We just got another to keep her company.....

Could it be a full stomach?....

I guess I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop....

Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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post #4 of 16

It's most likely her crop being full. Check her in the morning and it should be empty.

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Paradise is loving a person who's heart is covered with feathers.
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post #5 of 16
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My name is Dennis and I'm a real newbee when it comes to chickens tongue......

Good thing I don't take myself serious or I'd be embarassed....thanks for the info smile......


Edited by Mr.Dad - 3/15/07 at 4:19pm
Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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post #6 of 16

Mr.Dad, yep I agree it's just a full crop. They hang down on the side of the breast. We laughed at one of our free range hens today, cause her crop was so full she was walking lopsided trying to carry all the food she found today! lau

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Calling all Wisconsinites....come and enjoy the days of Fall with us on the "Cheesehead" thread!  http:/ http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=44015700

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post #7 of 16

Hey Dennis it's okay smile You're a great chicken Dad !! big_smile

  Have a good evening, Miriam

Free ranging flock of 97 hens & 5 very happy roosters
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Free ranging flock of 97 hens & 5 very happy roosters
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post #8 of 16

HAHA Don't worry, Dennis! I was all worried, too! gig
Better to ask the experts!


 

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post #9 of 16
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She seems fine...in fact she's now laying everyday instead of every other smile.....

Which leads me to another newbee question....

I've been saving her eggs the last week and a half or so in our fridge......

At first I discarded them because I didn't know her history but she's been here long enough now that I know what she's been eating etc....


Should I was the eggs before putting them in our fridge?..or is washing them before cooking them the ideal way...what do I wash them with?

With having just one hen laying right now is saving them up for two weeks or so ok?

Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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Now put your Sunday pants on, lets get out on on the road.....

We been workin' all week, and I'm thinkin' its time we let go......................
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post #10 of 16

If you think about it, which I try not to, how old are the eggs in the store before we get to them?  Keeping fresh eggs for a week (or more, even) we still get higher quality, perhaps, than those at the grocery store, in my opinion.

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