fluid filled buldge

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tiffanyhurd, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. tiffanyhurd

    tiffanyhurd Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went out to look on my 1 month old Silkie. I was rubbing her chest and noticed it felt squshie, so I looked closer andd she has a quarter sized area on her chest that almost looks like a water balloon. Has anyone else had this before, this is my first time with chickens and my first experience with something being unusual. She didn't try to get away while I was touching it so pretty sure it doesn't hurt. Any information would be wonderful.
     
  2. MKingsolver

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    Just curious, is it on the right side of her chest? If it is then it's her crop, nothing to worry about [​IMG]
     
  3. tiffanyhurd

    tiffanyhurd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I had never heard of that before so I looked it up and I do believe that is what it is!! [​IMG]
     
  4. MKingsolver

    MKingsolver Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to hear! When I was new to owning chickens and first felt that fluid filled bump I thought OH NO! I brought the chick over to my husband who is also new to chickens but not to exotic birds and I got "the look" [​IMG] and was told it was her crop. LOL
     
  5. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] Cute story.
     
  6. MKingsolver

    MKingsolver Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] Cute story.

    Haha! Thanks! It was pretty hilarious and I was SO certain that something was wrong [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Possibly sour crop, how big is it?
     

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