1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My coop needs help.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cray513, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. cray513

    cray513 New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Oct 19, 2015
    All of the chicken in my coop have a large lump on their breast. And all I can find on the Internet is information about the chickens crop. Is it normal for all of my chickens to have a swollen crop?!?
    How do I help them?!?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Crops should vary in size based on the time of day and how much your birds are eating. Try checking them late at night or early in the morning, before they eat. Crops should be empty or nearly empty by then. The crop is on the right side of the breast, just above the keel, and below the base of the neck.

    There are crop disorders like Sour Crop, Impacted Crop, or Pendulous Crop which can occur, but the chances of these issues occurring in all your birds simultaneously are pretty astronomical, unless something is seriously wrong with their feeding habits.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    32,645
    6,805
    568
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    1 person likes this.
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    13,448
    1,870
    388
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
    Welcome, glad you have joined us.

    @QueenMisha and @NorthFLChick have given you the information you need to learn about the crops.

    If they are all eating and acting normally, IMO it would be quite unusual for all of a flock to have crop issues simultaneously. Hope there is no real problem.
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    6,323
    332
    278
    Jun 10, 2013
    Michigan
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    84,500
    3,755
    628
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    77,073
    5,374
    678
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,634
    210
    198
    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by