In the Brooder
- Jan 5, 2015
I have a baby rooster that has been acting very odd lately. When I inspected him closely, he has a lump in his neck that is just under his head. At first glance, it just looks like he has a thicker neck so I shrugged it off. He has now been acting odd, though. His mouth is always open, and he seems to be having a harder time eating. He will peck at the food, and then lift his head and do swallowing movements for a minute before pecking at the food some more and repeating the swallowing thing. He is about a month old and none of the other babies are doing this. His crop does not seem as full as the rest of the babies. Anyone know what is wrong?