New Chicks - Two Neck Issues! (Lumps and Dirty)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OrganicCowgirl, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. OrganicCowgirl

    OrganicCowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    Bear with me, please...this is my first year with chickens as an adult.

    I got my second batch of chicks for the year last night.
    5 Ameraucanas
    5 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
    5 Salmon Faverolles
    4 Cochins
    2 Black Spanish Turkey Poults
    2 Lavender Poults

    The two lavender poults and one cochin chick (all a week old) have crusty, brown, hard feathers on the front/sides of their necks. Is it just from dirty conditions, or is it more insidious?

    I've noticed a lump under the skin on several of the chicks' necks, that would be most understandable if I say it feels like an enlarged gland when you're sick. It's a little right of center...maybe it's the crop? I don't remember feeling it on my Barred Rocks when they were this small. (They're 4 wks now.)

    Sorry for the seriously novice questions, I can't seem to find answers anywhere.

    THANKS!!
     
  2. speedabug

    speedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can send pics and I could help you more.
     

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