abscess like thing on neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cami, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

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    on all 3 of my 6 week old silkies there is a abscess like bump on the base of their necks (its on the left side). i know its not an abscess because its in the exact same spot on all 3 of them. it feels like a lot of body fluid or air underneath a very thin layer of skin. what is it? if its bad can it spread to my other hens? (they are 5 month old pullets)
     
  2. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like its their crop after a full meal. unless its hard, there is nothing to worry about.
     
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Yes ~ a full crop. It should go down overnight. Just shows that they are eating a lot!
     
  4. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

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    no its not hard its swishy and thanks i had no idea that you could actually feel when they have a full crop thats awesome
     

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