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. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have no idea, I am new here. Just replying to bump this up so maybe you get an answer. Good luck

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
     
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that is just the crop. Baby chicks have very pronounced crops. The crop is where the food is stored and partially digested, until it goes to the gizzard(stomach) to be digested more.
     
  4. TheBirdLady2001

    TheBirdLady2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to both people who answered! And I thought it could be the crop, it just seemed a little big lol! At least I know he's eating well!
     
  5. TheBirdLady2001

    TheBirdLady2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    So am I! Lol thanks!
     

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