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2 EE mixes with one side of breast larger than other

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mommysongbird, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    WHY!!!

    Both of them are like this today. The right size breast seems to be larger than the left. This is the first that I have noticed this.

    I have 2 other birds, they seem fine.

    All 4 of them are 28 weeks old and all 4 have some Araucana in them.
     
  2. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures are worth a thousand words.

    However, are you sure this isn't simply their full crops? A sign of happily eating chickens?
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You are looking at their full crops. Perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. You should probably get somewhat familiar with avian anatomy and physiology. It is very handy to know where things are at and what they do.

    Good luck.

    ETA- Here's a link:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=10845
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  4. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    I was thinking that is what it is, but the other 2 don't show this and they seem to eat a LOT more than these two.

    I didn't think they would continue to eat though if they had/have a full crop and why is this the first time I have seen it?? Maybe I need to pay more attention to our girls. [​IMG]
     

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