Aberlink - puff?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HnewmIndy, May 23, 2019.

  1. HnewmIndy

    HnewmIndy Hatching

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    We have 2 amberlinks out of the 6 chicks. They are about 8-9 weeks old. One has this big puff almost like an air pocket, the other doesn't. Does anyone know what this is? Cause for alarm?

    Thanks from a first time chicken owner.
     

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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Looks like a full crop to me
     
  3. cleoandtheflock

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    That may be the pullets crop

    Chickens and other birds when they eat the food goes down and into the birds crop where it is ground up with grit the chicken eats and then it enters the stomach
    That is why you offer grit to non free ranging birds and chicks when they are still in the brooder and eating treats

    When the birds eat a lot their crop becomes full but overnight it should empty
     
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  4. cleoandtheflock

    cleoandtheflock Songster

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    Could you get a picture from the front

    What time of day is it?
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Agree nice full crop.
     
  6. HnewmIndy

    HnewmIndy Hatching

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    She has had it most of the time.
     

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  7. HnewmIndy

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    Thanks for all the feedback. :)
     
  8. cleoandtheflock

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  10. Eggcessive

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    Is her chest full on both sides of her chest or mostly on her right side? Does it feel hard, soft, or puffy? Does it feel like there could be air under the skin?
     

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