Strange growth on young chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by soho clutch, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. soho clutch

    soho clutch New Egg

    Feb 18, 2017
    Hello BYC
    Long time reader first time posting....Ive gotten alot from the forum over the years!
    Here's the situation:
    An orphan chick landed in my lap yesterday. We decided to take it in.....all seems well.
    This morning we noticed a small swelling near its neck. This evening the swelling has now grown to about the size of a 5c piece (aus) or maybe 1cm diameter. The chick seems unphased and is eating and behaving normally. A pic is attached.
    Any ideas on what it is and what to do?
    Thank you in advance ;)[​IMG]
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    Probably it's crop. They are particularly noticeable at that age when they have mostly fluff. There was another similar post a few weeks ago on this same issue. If the chick is acting normal then I would not worry. You could withhold food overnight and check to see if it goes down.

    Not easy raising a lone chick. Do you have a small cuddly toy and a mirror for it or can you get it a couple of palls the same age.
  3. That is its crop and Chicks are eating machines at that age....

    Have no worries!

  4. soho clutch

    soho clutch New Egg

    Feb 18, 2017
    Ahh! Baby chick is awake and the swelling is gone :)
    I'm hoping to pick up some more chicks for company asap!
    Thank you for the help!

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