Lump on chicks chest?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheBirdLady2001, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. TheBirdLady2001

    TheBirdLady2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! Hope I'm posting in the right section this time :rolleyes: lol! I have a 7 day old chick, (mixed breeds) and she/he has developed quite a large lump on her chest. It's pretty firm, and it seems too big to be a lump of food. Sorry! Not good with chicken parts lol. Anyone have any ideas? [​IMG]
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    She is eating and drinking and acting normal. I'm just a worried mother!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    That's her crop. A large crop is normal as long as it goes down overnight. Tonight take food away (and change the brooder in case they've kicked food into the bedding that they could eat before you can check on them) and in the morning see if it has gone down. If it has, it's fine. If not, it may be impacted and you'd want to start treating for that.
     

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