Egg-size lump on Bantam's chest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by julesvee, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. julesvee

    julesvee New Egg

    Nov 27, 2010
    I'm hoping some one can help me. One of my bantams has an egg-size lump on one side of her chest. The lump is soft and appears to be underneath the skin, as I can move it around with my fingers. Has anyone seen this before and/or can anyone offer any suggestions. Thanks

    We live in North Queensland on a 5 acre property.
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    this sounds like her crop... if the swelling goes down by morning it was a full crop meaning she ate very well...LOL

    her crop is where the food goes to get ground up by the stones for her to digest.. its all quite normal
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Check your other Bantams & you'll feel the same growth. It's the crop, more than likely. The size will be different in each, according to how much they eat.
  4. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Don't fee bad either, you're not the first person to have asked this question. [​IMG]
  5. TheBantamPrevails

    TheBantamPrevails Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2010
    This is good! Now you know where the crop is. From time to time, when you are picking them up, it's good to feel their crops so you know what they feel like at various times of day. When they are sick, you will want to check their crops and know how they compare with when they are well.
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    By the way julesvee, [​IMG] & [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. julesvee

    julesvee New Egg

    Nov 27, 2010
    Thanks for that - we have had them for 18 months but have rarely picked them up as they are too hard to catch so we haven't noticed this before. I haven't seen this with our 2 big hens though?? Is just 'a bantam thing' or do all poultry have it?
  8. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Really sounds like the crop [​IMG] It's where all the food goes after your birdie eats [​IMG] check it again early in the morning BEFORE they eat, if it's gone, it was definatly her crop [​IMG] all poultry have crops.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  9. Hottchick

    Hottchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    When I first got my chickens (four months ago) I picked one up and felt their crop and thought something was wrong too. Then before I panicked I went and picked up another one,looking to see if they had it too. When they did, I realized that it was their crop I was feeling. Scared me at first though.
  10. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Boerne, TX
    Quote:Me too!

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