Lumps on new chick's chest?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CarFly, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. CarFly

    CarFly New Egg

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    This is my first time raising chicks. We just brought home some chicks last night and I noticed this afternoon that 4 out of 6 of my chicks are developing a tumor-like lump from about the middle and off to one side. Is this normal, and if not, what do I need to do for them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. akchick76

    akchick76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like the crop is full. If its on their chest about where the breastplate would be, then you have a chick that has eaten food and has a full crop. Sounds normal.
     
  3. CarFly

    CarFly New Egg

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    That is where it is. Do I need to do anything special for them?
     
  4. akchick76

    akchick76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. Think of it as a full tummy. As long as they are eating chick food, or soft foods like yogurt or egg yolk, then you dont need to worry or give them anything extra. When you do decide to give them treats or other foods is when you need to add grit. That will help them digest the more "grown-up" food.
     
  5. CarFly

    CarFly New Egg

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    Thank you so much! I can rest easy now!
     
  6. Whoops

    Whoops Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew! I was just beginning to wonder this about my chicks - glad to have a ready made answer when I search the forum.
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    That sounds like you are feeding them correctly [​IMG]

    This is where the feed is placed before it is broken down before it journey's on to be digested [​IMG]


    I always check my baby's and adults daily in this spot to make sure they are getting enough feed [​IMG]


    This shows you are doing your job as a good flock raiser [​IMG]


    Remember no question is a useless question if you do not know [​IMG]






    gander007 [​IMG]
     
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  8. HenriettaPlume

    HenriettaPlume Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for this thread. I just noticed a marble-sized lump on my 1-week-old Dominique, and was totally worried. I know she's a good eater, so this makes so much sense. Cheers to you chickeneers!!
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Good job on your part checking out your chicks [​IMG]
     

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