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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AmericanMade, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. AmericanMade

    AmericanMade In the Brooder

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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!
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Could the growth actually be a full gizzard?
     
  3. AmericanMade

    AmericanMade In the Brooder

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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????
     
  4. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    Pics?
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

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

    AmericanMade In the Brooder

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    OK 1sec
     
  7. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    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.
     
  8. AmericanMade

    AmericanMade In the Brooder

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    I don't know how to post the pic.... sorry guys..... help. LOL LOL
     
  9. AmericanMade

    AmericanMade In the Brooder

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    I can't post a image
     
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