Lump in Baby chicks throat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vdunn, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. vdunn

    vdunn Just Hatched

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    Hi Everyone,
    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. One of our baby EE's is becoming lethargic. I checked for Pasty butt and she's ok. Vent is clear. But when I picked her up I noticed a large lump in her throat the size of a large marble.
    What can I do?? Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  2. losttexan

    losttexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it about midway between head and breast and slightly off to the side? If so, it is likely the crop and is normal. In the morning, before the chick has eaten or drank, it should have gone down.
     
  3. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that lump is normal. Might be something else if the chick is lethargic. Is your brooder to hot? How old are they?
     
  4. vdunn

    vdunn Just Hatched

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    Thank you! She is 6 days old and is fine this morning. Eating and pecking away.
     

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