Large Lump

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chicks for better health, May 21, 2008.

  1. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Cornish Cross developed a large lump on it's right side/front under his neck. It is pretty hard as well.

    Any ideas what this would be? Should I be worried?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    that is the crop where food is stored and softened for the gizzard.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    It's the crop. It will feel like a big tumor. But it's just their food.

    If it become impacted the bird won't eat or drink, so just watch its behavior. It's 99% likely to be nothing. But you could try massaging it a bit.
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    You could try giving them some grit.
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine fill their crops to the size of golf balls if they're allowed to go hungry for a few hours. However, the lumps go away after they lay around for a bit. I'd say that if their lump is after they eat then it goes away, it would be nothing of concern, but if it is a continuous lump, that seems like it would be a problem. Seems odd that only one of them would have this as well.
     
  6. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute baby!

    Thanks for the info. Sounds like that is what it is.
     

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