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  1. HeatherEmme

    HeatherEmme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Early last week I lost two chicks to cold/stress/cocci.

    My remaining chick needed a buddy so we picked up a new chick from the hatchery this past Wednesday. Well this chick appears fine except that last night I noticed a huge bulge on her neck.

    My first thought was impacted crop but that sounds ridiculous on a chick as we aren't feeding her hay or anything stringy. I know that when eating their crops can get full and it may bulge out but this is like the size of a large marble. Her chick feed is practically powder it's so ground up. All the other chicks we have raised in the past have never had a lump this size on their 'chest' area. I removed her food for an hour last night and watered her by hand a bit and then gently massaged the area, but this morning the lump is still there. I can almost feel the little grains of feed in there. So odd. Anyone else have chicks that get these lumps when they eat?
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
  2. Chickenkeepr

    Chickenkeepr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is this new chick?
     
  3. HeatherEmme

    HeatherEmme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my chickens/chicks are buff orpingtons
     
  4. Chickenkeepr

    Chickenkeepr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, ok. I was thinking if the hatchery had given you a cornish cross, that would explain it. My meat chicks always looked like they had tumors on them when I would feed. Do they have chick grit available? Could it have ingested some shavings or straw?
     

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