Big Lump on the bottom. Is this normal? I dont know if I should worry

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sjarvis00, May 11, 2009.

  1. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    I have some RIR chicks about 4 weeks old. They are starting to get some of their feathers and get bigger. But some of them look like they are carrying a squishy golf ball between their legs around their bottom area. Is this normal to them putting on size or something else? Its not hard to the touch.
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  2. DOnSoCalOC

    DOnSoCalOC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2010
    My BJG is about 2 1/2 weeks old and was like that too, only today there is a hard/firm lump on the left side under her left leg and she is walking like a penguin. Take a look at my post:

    Not sure what is wrong. Taking her back to breeder tomorrow to have him check her. He mentioned maybe something bit her or possibly a tumor. He has never heard of anything like this. He may give her antibiotics or swap her out for a healthier peep if necessary.

    I hope we find answers to this lumpiness/swelling.

    Best to you.
  3. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    Lake Charles, LA
    [​IMG] I have never seen anything like what you two are describing! Hopefully someone can help you out. That is just crazy looking!

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