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chest bump on one side

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eggshell, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. eggshell

    eggshell In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2008
    wiltshire, england
    i have three chickens and two of them seem to have a swelling on one side of their chest, only noticed it a couple of days ago. is this normal? or am i worrying over nothing!:[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just one side? Sounds like you're looking at a full crop.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's probably just their crop.
  4. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    I would bet it is their crop. Check and see in the morning if it goes down, then in the evening it is really big. If it is the crop it is normal.
  5. eggshell

    eggshell In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2008
    wiltshire, england
    what can i do about it or will it rectify itself?
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    There is nothing wrong...it's where their food goes until it is ground up in their gizzard. It accumulates there all day as they're eating which is why it's normally much fuller/larger in the evening.
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Yeah, it just means they are eating good. If it's the crop, it is normal.
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    It's like when a hamster has full cheeks - it's a storage area for food before it heads for the stomach.

    What to do about it? Nuttin'! They shoudl have full crops at night and empty ones in the morning.

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