I butchered three 8 weeks old CX cockerels yesterday and when removing the windpipe and crop I found some strange nodules or lumps above the crop- but only in two of the birds. I don't recall seeing this on the other 3 birds I did last week. Does anyone have any ideas? Lymph nodes? Fatty tumors? The necks went into the stock pot but I gave the lumps to my dogs...in the pics below the lumps are to the right of the neck, on top of the skin. The windpipe and esophagus are pulled up out of the pic for clarity.