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bulge on neck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fan101, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. fan101

    fan101 In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2008
    This is our first flock of chicks and appear to have one that might be sick

    -she has developed a bulge on her neck - making her head push over to the side -
    I am worried it is some type of cancer growth -
    we have pushed on it and she does not act like it hurts.

    any one ever seen or heard of such a thing

    Please Help
  2. Nugget

    Nugget Songster 10 Years

    Sep 2, 2007
    is it a full crop? They have a little "pre-stomach" in their necks and often stuff it full in the evening [​IMG]
  3. fan101

    fan101 In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2008
    only one chick out of the 17 we have - - and she is like that all day every day
    she dont act like it hurts - Iam just concerned when she strarts laying eggs - should they be ate ?
  4. redwa

    redwa Songster

    Aug 9, 2007
    If possible you should get her checked. It could be a tumor or something, or it could be an indication of a another problem. Personally, I don't know if I'd eat the eggs until I knew what it was.

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