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Knot on left breast on my 4 to 6 week chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by funonahonda, May 3, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I was putting mulch in my coop for my chicks and built them a roost and a 2x4 box covered with weldwire so they won't get mulch in there food and water, I was sitting there watching them and one jumped on my arm and I noticed that she had something like a knot on her left breats and the other girls have them but not as big, Is this usual or what? Please help. Thanks
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It's probably their crop. It's usually a round lump just to one side of the neck. It's the chicken's pre-stomach where food is stored and ground up to aid digestion. By the end of the day it's more full of food, and in the morning you will notice it's flatter as the chick has digested the contents of the crop during the night.

    Perfectly normal...while crop problem can ahem....'crop'... up, what you are describing sounds just fine.
     
  3. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    arlee453,
    Thanks alot for the answer, it was kinda worring me, I'm growing to llove my girls.
     

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