Help!!!! Just got two new baby chicks and one looks like it has a Tumor outside of it.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KiraAnn1985, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. KiraAnn1985

    KiraAnn1985 New Egg

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    Just got two new baby chicks and one looks like it has a Tumor outside of it.I went to wash poop of of her foot and I saw this thing outside of its neck What is it???? Will she be okay? She acts fine but I'm nervous. The lady I got them from denies knowing about it however I don't believe her. She says they are Buff oroingtons. [​IMG]
     
  2. albert7777

    albert7777 Out Of The Brooder

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    That’s the chicken crop, I think it stores food for later digestion. It looks too full though. What have you fed it?
     
  3. KiraAnn1985

    KiraAnn1985 New Egg

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    They are feeding it medicated chicken starter feed. I took the food away and it is going down now but looks red still and featherless. I have had 7 baby chicks in my 2 years of having chickens and have never seen this before so it was weird to me. She seems fine though.
     
  4. albert7777

    albert7777 Out Of The Brooder

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    If it doesn’t look lethargic or anything, just open its beak and see if it smells sour. If not, it should shrink after a while and the chick will be fine.
     

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