my poor chickies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eldiablo, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    I recently bought some chickies from the local feed and farm store. My poor cornish crosses have this bulge coming from the neck area. If you are looking at them it looks like a lump sitting on their shoulder. The other day I was touching it to see it it was hard or what. I touched it and some was hard but the top half of it was almost like a balloon. It felt like air was in it. The chicks didn't make any noise when I did it so I don't think they were in pain from me poking them. What is that? How do I get rid of it? I really love the site by the way. Very useful to newbies (like myself).
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Are you talking about their crop? Cornish crosses eat a lot of food so I imagine that their crops would get even more enlarged than a regular chicks.
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    It sounds like a full crop to me. [​IMG]
  4. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    is that what they call an impacted crop?
  5. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    No, it's where the food goes first when they eat it. It's perfectly normal and should go down when they sleep at night.

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