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Large woobly chest.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tillergirl, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. tillergirl

    tillergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I have 3 hens and the runt of the brood so to speak Monopod so called because she likes to stand in that fashion. I noticed this morning that she has a large woobly chest. she seems to feeding ok. The only way to describe it would be a large chested lady out and about with out a bra.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I like your description. :)

    Has she always had this issue, or is it new? Check her crop, is it full and hard, or does it feel like a water balloon?
     
  3. tillergirl

    tillergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    This is new.
    The crop is around the neck yes. That bit is fine. The large woobly area is absolutely solid and she is loosing her feathers in this area aswell it looks bruised colour wise.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Could you take a picture? I am having a hard time imagining that one. I haven't seen anything like it :confused:
     
  5. tillergirl

    tillergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Side view you can see her square appearance white tufty bit it the woobly section.
    [​IMG]Mono looking rather miffed arrow pointing to section in question.
    [​IMG]And my husbands idea of a close up.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That is her crop.

    She has either eaten quite a bit and adjusting her crop, or she could have an impacted crop.

    How new is it? Did it start today?

    What I would do is withhold any food overnight and into the morning. Tomorrow AM check her. If the crop still looks like that, it is impacted or has gone sour.
     
  7. tillergirl

    tillergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks i thought the crop was further up. Thankyou for your help will set to with oils and massage.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Nope., the crop is usually right near the breasts. Looks like they have only one breast. Sometimes they can be up near the neck if they have a weird placement, but it's normally right where your hen's is.
     

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