Chickens got out now big lump on chest?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catsew, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    My daughter accidentally let the chickens out and when I put them back I noticed they have huge lumps on their chests. Both of them have it and its never been there before, so I'm thinking full crop? They've never really been out for that long before so I'm guessing they ate tons of stuff. Do I need to give them extra grit or will they be ok with what they picked up on the ground?
    If it not something simple like a full crop, what do I do? Or do I need to do anything at all?
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    Probably full crop. They do need extra grit if eating grass and stuff. Check in AM. If back down, they are fine.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It's a full crop and they will be fine. You won't need extra grit, they have pick up pebbles, dirt and tiny rocks from the ground. Lots of fresh water.......
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
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  5. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    Thanks. I'm glad to know they should be ok until tomorrow as well. The neighbor said they were up in the mulch, so hopefully they were eating bugs.

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