Last night I was walking the chicks around the yard and they were eating bugs and chick food I was throwning down. When cuddle time came around I picked all of them up and thought "Oh no they all have chest tumors!" and I was really sad. I checked though some posts here and found out it is their crop and it is where they store their food before it is digested. I was so happy. Learning about chickens is fun. This is my first flock. When it is dark out I take them out of the brooder and they fight for my lap. I had one on my left leg, 6 on the other leg, and one on my shoulder. My husband said I looked like Ace Ventura.