Is this normal for roaster chicks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cheraboo, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

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    We've raised broilers and cornish for fair but this is our first go around with roasters. They are two weeks old now. We were examining them and noticed these blister like spots on near their wings. They're feathers are coming in so they look kind of goofy anyway, showing a little skin [​IMG] I just don't remember seeing anything like this with the other birds we've raised. Sorry the pictures didn't come out better, but I'm hoping someone can help me out.

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    I'm hoping that this is just normal development since they grow so quickly?
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  2. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Could it be an empty crop? Either way, I wouldn't worry too much, especially if they all have it.
     
  3. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

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    Yeah, they all have it. It's like the skin is almost transparent - you can see blood vessels.
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    I think it's just because they outgrow their ability to produce feathers. They will probably look worse before they look better. At least mine did.
     
  5. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

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    Thanks. That's what I was thinking but I wanted to be sure.
     
  6. Kotiya

    Kotiya In the Brooder

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    Mine have it too! I have 25 roos who are 10 days old today. I think its the crop. I only see it on the right side, and not all of the birds have it at the same time. I posted on the "baby bird" list and someone helped me out last week.

    Oh the things that *should* be in the books to prepare us! [​IMG]
     
  7. tonini3059

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    Yeah it is the crop, I had the same thing happen to some polish. It was so distended after they ate that it looked like they swallowed a golf ball.
     

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