fluid sack above breast in meat chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by amj86, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. amj86

    amj86 Hatching

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    My kids meat chickens have fluid filled sack above their breast on the right side only. Does anyone know what this could be?
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

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    I'd guess it's the crop. Are you certain it's filled w/ fluid?
     
  3. amj86

    amj86 Hatching

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    It looks like fluid and moves like it. Some of them are very large. They are gaining weight. They are taking them to our county fair next week for a 4H project.
     
  4. I'm pretty sure that's the crop. Especially since they all have it and it's on the right side.
     
  5. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Songster

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    It IS their crop
     
  6. amj86

    amj86 Hatching

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    what can we do to reduce it for showing them? Or doesn't it matter.
     
  7. chickensbythesea

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    It shouldn't matter, but for the record, it's full of food, so witholding feed for a day will empty it out. Mind you, it's a meatie so you WANT them to be full of food though.
     
  8. amj86

    amj86 Hatching

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    Thank you for the help. I feel better now. It is our first time with chickens and still learning.
     
  9. bigredfeather

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    Quote:You have come to right place to learn.
     

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