Strange Growth

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by king2, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. king2

    king2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two week old chick has a strange growth on its chest. Its under the skin and it is not hard but squishy. Any ideas as to what it could be? I don't think that I can get a good enough picture of it, but I will try.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I bet it is it's crop.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Is it just a little to the right side on the chest?
     
  4. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's on her right side, it's a full crop, they go up and down, BUT, if it keep getting bigger and bigger and harder, then it's an impacted crop. If it get's bigger and bigger but stay soft like a water balloon then it cold be a sour crop.
     
  5. king2

    king2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep its on the right. If it is impacted or sour how do I help?
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Since it is a young chick I am assuming it is inside eating starter and such. With hold feed overnight and if it is not gone, then worry about "fixing it".
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    You'll know if its a sour crop because you can smell it.
     
  8. king2

    king2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep it is inside, I should just keep checking on it? Thanks for your help guys!
     
  9. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had one that's had an impacted crop off and on since she was 3 weeks old, she's 7 months old now and it's gotten worse over time. I've tried everything to get it to a reasonable size, it was so big it was dragging the ground. I think I'm going to have to process her unfortuneatley. [​IMG]
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    Be careful poking and squeezing it. She just might throw up.
     

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