Newbie worried about lumps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by xshoshin, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. xshoshin

    xshoshin Chirping

    I'm hoping what I've noticed are just full crops but its something new so I'm worried. Below the neck, right in front or in some a bit to one side or another, all six of my 2 1/2 week old chicks have a large mushy lump. They seem otherwise fine...eating, drinking, flapping around...could it be something to worry about?
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
  2. capthollis

    capthollis In the Brooder

    Just full crops, they'll be fine . Are you feeding sunflower seeds or is it in your feed, or maybe it's pellets if your feeding that. Id say your all good, sometimes my chickens look like they have marbles in there crops after I free range them for a few hours.
  3. capthollis

    capthollis In the Brooder

    My baby chicks are doing the same, specially when they attack the feeder. It'll go away, not to worry, just keep plenty of fresh water in there for them

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