Neck growth on chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wannabfarmgirl, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. wannabfarmgirl

    wannabfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay - so I'm a newbie chick mama. I have 9, two week old chicks (3 leghorns, 2 RIR, 2 Production Red, and 2 Ameracauna). I just moved them yesterday from the smaller indoor brooder, into a larger brooder in the garage.

    This evening I was cleaning up, feeding them, and rotating my "mama time", where I pick each one up for a short time.

    Well - my 3 leghorns all have this icky knot on the right side of the lower neck! The first one I picked up has it larger than the rest, and I thought maybe it was a deformity. But then I noticed that all 3 leghorns have it.

    It looks like a marble under the skin.

    Any ideas???? I have NO IDEA!

    Thanks!
     
  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Sounds like there crop. That is where there food is. It will be empty in the morning.

    Welcome to BYC!!!!!!
     
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  3. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Left side ? And did they just finish eating ?
     
  4. wannabfarmgirl

    wannabfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    If you're looking at them, the left side...

    They have round the clock access to food (and boy do they love it!).

    Sorry to sound to dumb...I just don't know anything but what my books have told me, and what I've read up to this point. The fact that it is on the side of the neck is what freaked me out.
     
  5. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I freaked out about this too when I got my first chicks. I was scared to death!
     
  6. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
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    [​IMG]

    If you think that was freaky, just wait until you see their first dust bath. My poor husband thought it was in its death throws. Just lurk around here and you will learn all about these strange things.
     
  7. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks all have the lump too...it is their crop! And since they eat constantly, it is always full. LOL. Have fun with your new babies! [​IMG]
     
  8. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should be fine
     
  9. wannabfarmgirl

    wannabfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone! I was really freaky out...feel much better now [​IMG]
     

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