Lump on chick's chest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by porteryork, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed that my Araunaca has a lump on her chest, like a knot when you bump your head. Any ideas? She doesn't seem to be bothered by it.

    Michelle
     
  2. Omeletta

    Omeletta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be her crop, Michelle? Chickens have a sack that holds and begins to digest their food, and when they have had alot of food or treats it looks like a big lump on the right side of the chest. Hope this helps you out!

    Tanya
     
  3. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same question a couple weeks ago. Make sure they have plenty of grit. Should go away in a few hours.
     
  4. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I feel like a goober. I was reading other posts and I was just thinking it was their crops. They are young girls, 1 wk to 1 month, and I am feeding start and grow. Are they old enough for grit?

    Thanks so much for the help. I am a newbie so I need all the help I can get.
     
  5. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well if you're a goober....then I'm a goober. [​IMG] Because the first time I saw a huge lump on my chickies chests.....I freaked, ran in the house and hopped on the BYC. I love this place...you can find all your answers. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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