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Large lump on chicken's breast

post #1 of 14
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My one-year-old RIR has a large lump on her breast. I noticed it yesterday. It's slightly soft if I push on it. She doesn't seem to be experiencing any discomfort.

It's roughly egg-sized. Is there any way she could have an egg stuck up there? It's pretty much right over her breastbone.

Many thanks!!

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post #2 of 14

Is it on the right side between the neck and breast?

If so it is the crop, and is perfectly normal. That is where chickens store food before digestion.

It should fill up during the day while they are eating and go away by morning.

Imp

 

 

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #3 of 14
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Yes, it is! Just right of center, above her breastbone and below her neck.

Whew... if it is the crop, that's such a relief. I swear that it feels like the exact size and shape of an egg, but maybe I was just freaking myself out. smile

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post #4 of 14

My chickens don't really show a large lump. Every once in a while someone will post a pix of a huge crop, like baseball sized. It kinda freaks me out a little. lol

Imp

BTW- soft is good, If it is hard like a rock, it can be impacted.

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sundari 

Yes, it is! Just right of center, above her breastbone and below her neck.

Whew... if it is the crop, that's such a relief. I swear that it feels like the exact size and shape of an egg, but maybe I was just freaking myself out. smile


yea i think the crop tends to be around egg sized actually now that i think about it... never thought about it like that

1 Husky (Hosoon), 1 Chihuahua Mix (Mickey), 1 Maltese (Candy), 1 Disable Netherland Dwarf (Timmy), 1 Orange Tabby Cat (Saewoo), 2 Siamese Cats (Boonguh & Lucky)
1 EE Hen (Hemera), 1 Splash Silkie hen (Ame), 1 Barred Rock (Iwa), 1 White Leghorn (Chocobo), 1 Modern Game Hen (Tahjo)
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1 Husky (Hosoon), 1 Chihuahua Mix (Mickey), 1 Maltese (Candy), 1 Disable Netherland Dwarf (Timmy), 1 Orange Tabby Cat (Saewoo), 2 Siamese Cats (Boonguh & Lucky)
1 EE Hen (Hemera), 1 Splash Silkie hen (Ame), 1 Barred Rock (Iwa), 1 White Leghorn (Chocobo), 1 Modern Game Hen (Tahjo)
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post #6 of 14

It's her crop where the food she eats goes.  totally normal.

post #7 of 14

Thanks so much for this thread! Cindy the Leghorn (who is, believe it or not, at 8 weeks old brooding two infant chicks) all of a sudden got a lump on her right side. Started freaking out there for a minute.

post #8 of 14

My girls allllllll get HUGE crops!  They look so lopsided it's funny!

post #9 of 14

lol mine all get huge crops when ever they find something they REALLY like to eat and turn into little piglets in discise ;) Last time it was when I turned over a log in their run and there were worms, buggies, and a giant grub *shudders* that was as big as a quarter. Boy.. was that a feeding frenzy!

 

Its so funny to watch them waddle around with a full crop. Reminds me of my grampa after thanksgiving dinner unbuttoning his pants before flopping down to watch football.

post #10 of 14

how funny here I thought my hen was gonna lay a jumbo egg tomorrow until I read this , she must have just eaten alot. LOL

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