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Duck has big chest. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hidcheung, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. hidcheung

    hidcheung In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2015
    Both my female ducks (laying) have big chest, When I touch it its just a bunch of skin and feathers...not sure if this is normal but I've never seen it on any ducks.

  2. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack Premium Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Her crop is puffed up. That in itself is not good or bad. If she recently pigged out and her breath smells like nothing or what she just ate (ducks don't normally have a smell to their breath), she's probably just fine. If it doesn't go away (check first thing in the morning before she has a chance to eat) or she has a sour smell to her breath, she might be having some issues in her crop and they could pass or be very serious so in that case, I personally would take her to a vet because I don't know any better (none of my birds have had crop issues - but they have filled them up more than what is in your picture). Someone else hopefully can add more.

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