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Someone Help Please! Enlarged breast & Egg congestion!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sonicpanda123, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. sonicpanda123

    sonicpanda123 New Egg

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    My brown leghorn stopped laying recently, I had no idea why. Today I looked at him and he seemed to have a massive breast growth. So I felt it and it seemed to feel like play-doh or clay. When I took my hand off the hand-sized lump, MY FINGER IMPRINTS WERE MOLDED INTO IT. It was a giant lump of something clay-like. Does anyone know what the heck it is? Im really worried!
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Well, I hate to be the one to say it, but roosters don't lay eggs. So that could be the issue with the no-egg problem.

    As for the front, that's called a crop. It holds the food so just before the gizzard. It's like it's own little "storage" unit. Once the food moves to the gizzard, it is ground up much like our mouth works.
     
  3. acashewnut

    acashewnut New Egg

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