Crooked boobed chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by willowandthyme, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. willowandthyme

    willowandthyme Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but it doesn't really fit anywhere lol.
    I have a chicken (columbian rock X from Frey's) and she seems to have a very large breast on the one side. When I picked her up she feels very meaty on the right side of her chest but almost hollow on the other. My experience with chickens is somewhat limited as I grew up with barred rocks but I don't think this is normal. She walks fine, lays fine etc and I'm not planning on breeding or anything but I'm curious. Some of the others seems a little lopsided but nothing like her. Should I let the hatchery know?
    Thanks!
     
  2. willowandthyme

    willowandthyme Out Of The Brooder

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    Also should their breasts be very pronounced? I always thought they should be smooth out front
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Are you sure it's not a full crop that your are noticing?
     
  4. willowandthyme

    willowandthyme Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't even know what a crop was until just a minute ago but no its definitely not that. Before I let them out in the morning she's crooked and there's nothing but her feed to eat and their last meal is around 2pm.
     

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