Lump on chest full of hen scratch

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erik67, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. erik67

    erik67 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has a lump just above her chest and it feels like hen scratch seeds is this normal?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's the crop. It's where food is stored before passing into the gizzard to be ground up and digested. It's normal.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It sounds as if you are describing her crop, and yes it is normal if that indeed is the case. It's sort of a storage place for food to later enter the digestive tract.
     
  4. erik67

    erik67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you all I was worried she had a digestion problem because it looks big I let her free range during the day and I put feed out also
     

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