In the Brooder
- Oct 14, 2018
Hi...thanks in advance for any solid advice anyone might be able to offer. This is our 7 month old, some sort of Brahma. She seems entirely healthy...she eats well, she's laying eggs, she happily runs around, forages, plays with others, etc, but this big lumpy thing on her chest has us a bit concerned. It did not develop spontaneously or recently...it just has sort of been a part of her. It was there but smaller when she was smaller. Now it seems much more pronounced. When you palpate it, she does not register any discomfort. It feels semi-firm...somewhat squishy...like firm jello. Is this a normal fatty crop for this breed? This is our first year with chickens so we're still learning what is normal and what is not so normal. Thank you for anyone who can speak generally to this. Not looking for an online diagnosis, just looking for an opinion if this, generally, may be something to be concerned about.