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Lumps.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 6blackchicks, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. 6blackchicks

    6blackchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    Just a quick question. I haven't noticed until today, which is mostly because i have been sick, but on the right side of all my chicks just under their neck and before their wing there is a lump. Is this normal or something i should keep an eye on? its weird that all have the lump....

    Am i worrying about nothing?

    Thanks
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its their crop. First place the food goes to. Means they are eating good. [​IMG]
     
  3. 6blackchicks

    6blackchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!!

    See first time with chickens here.... i know nothing...
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Spend some time in the Learning Center, wonderful info there. There's a link at the top center of the page.
     
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome. First time my neighbor saw her chicken dust bathing she came running over screaming that her chickens were having seizures, I went over said no taking a bath. Its always better to ask questions. That way you'll know. Better to be safe than sorry.
     
  6. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a good thing I was browsing thru the posts, I was wondering the same thing.
    I noticed the same lump on 4 of the 5 we have. Nice to know it's natural. [​IMG]
     
  7. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew chickens had crops but when I felt a large lump on my bantam's chest, I freaked. The lump wasn't centered (I had thought crops were in the middle) and was lower than I had imagined. Chiclet had recently enjoyed a some bread and that made the bulge more noticeable I guess.
    Still learning :)
     

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