Probably being paranoid... Loose skin on front of chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickaChickaWow, May 22, 2012.

  1. ChickaChickaWow

    ChickaChickaWow In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2012
    My Coop
    One of our chickens has a loose sack of skin on the front of it about the size of a tennis ball. The sack is slightly offset to it's right side and if I press on it, it feels like it has sand/grit in it. All of the other chickens are solid in this area. I wouldn't even have noticed but it's not symmetrical.

    The chicken is either a Dominique or a Barred Plymoth Rock, not sure. It is about 9 weeks old.

    The chicken seems normal. Eating, moving, and sleeping fine.

    Is this something to worry about or is is something about this breed that I don't know about. Maybe it's some kind of dewlap?
  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

    Mar 12, 2012
    post up a picture! its probably just the "crop"

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