Is this normal!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yoopergirl1211, May 27, 2017.

  1. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Songster

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    I have two dark Cornish chicks about 6 weeks old free ranging for about a week and a half and just noticed they both have these big lumps. Im assuming its a crop thing but I have about 10 other breeds running around with them and they are the only ones with it. Is it normal for them? 20170527_143146.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    It does look like a full crop. A standing shot would help to see exactly where it is on the chick.
     
  3. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Songster

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    Couldn't get a pic before work. Its low on chest on both of them. I'll see if hubby can get one.
     
  4. morganfamily6

    morganfamily6 Chirping

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    does she lay eggs yet ?
     
  5. morganfamily6

    morganfamily6 Chirping

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    it could be that she is eating a lot of food and the food isn't digesting and creating eggs, because whenever my chickens lay the crop becomes empty
     
  6. AnneInTheBurbs

    AnneInTheBurbs Crowing

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    That looks like a normal full crop to me. You may be noticing it right now more so, because their feathers are growing in still, leaving gaps of skin exposed. If the chicks are ascting normal, I think this completely normal.
     
  7. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Songster

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    She's only six weeks old. They were acting normal otherwise and tbeir feathers are pretty patchy. Is it weird thats the first time ive noticed a full crop in well over 100 chicks so far lol.
    Thanks guys
     

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