Bubble on chicks neck! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by itsokay, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. itsokay

    itsokay Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Brand new chicken owner here. I got two chicks yesterday and they seemed to be doing very well until tonight when I went to check on them and noticed my little naked neck chick has a very large bubble on it's neck. It feels like air and it doesn't seem to bother it but I'm very worried. What is it and what can I do? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. itsokay

    itsokay Out Of The Brooder

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    A better picture[​IMG]
     
  3. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have a crop on the right side of the neck that fills up with food and water when eating and drinking.
     
  4. itsokay

    itsokay Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! So is it nothing to be worried about?
     
  5. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google crop on the internet and you can see a picture. Crops are normal. :)
     
  6. itsokay

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    I have been looking since your first reply. Thanks! I feel much better. :)
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC by the way!
     
  8. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome. :)
     

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