Lump on new chickens chest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by merlion, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. merlion

    merlion New Egg

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    I bought a young 6 or 7week old chick on saturday (4 days ago) she was perfectly fine up untill when I went out to see her to put the chickens to bed. I notice she has a large lump below her neck on the right hand side, on her chest. She also has dirrareah. She is eating very well though and seems content. Please help.


    I did only notice it just then, im sure it wasnt there this morning, if it was it wasnt as noticable.
     
  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Could it be the crop? If so it should be empty this morning. Hope this helps and [​IMG]
     
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    my chickens have a lump on there chests feed them mealy worms if it is crop what do you do I stopped feeding and am giving only water is that right...
     
  4. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are supposed to have a big, hard lump there. The crop is a temporary storage place for food so if they don't have any immediately in front of them, they can move it from the crop to the throat and digest it. I'd worry if the lump WASN'T there. [​IMG]
    It will be smaller in the morning, as they consume food from the crop through the night. It should be really hard and big as evening approaches.
    Fear not! They're fine!!
     
  5. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, and 3chickens, go back to chick crumble, quick! They need that food [​IMG] The crop is normal, it's not a disorder.
     
  6. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    So I should give them back there crumble tonight..And Thanks sooo much..
     
  7. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! Have fun with your new babies!
     
  8. NorthmenFeather

    NorthmenFeather Out Of The Brooder

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    This happened to me but its not going away. And it is squishy
     

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