A growth on the side of my chicks chest?????

AmericanMade

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I have a week old chicks I ordered from McMurry's. The chick is a silver lace cochin. He has a growth on the side of his chest & his neck is wobbly. He is very sleepy, too. I am making sure it drinks & put chick food in front on him( he is laying most of the time) he is eating. He is still walking a little. What can/could it be????? He doesn't act like it is in pain. Thank you for your help!
 

AmericanMade

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I'm sorry. This is my first batch... & I'm not sure what that is or means. If you don't mind me asking????
 

silkiechicken

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A crop is used to store food. If it does not go away by morning, it may be impacted.
 

TXmom

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When they eat a lot, their crop gets full...it's the place they store food before it gets digested. When it's full, it looks like a lump on the side of their chest. In the morning before he eats, it should be much smaller.
 

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