Swollen breast area

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ritatucker, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Ritatucker

    Ritatucker New Egg

    May 19, 2014
    Today I noticed that one of my hens breast area is largely swollen then usual. It wasn't that way yesterday or ever, accept for today. It looks and feels like she is carrying a lot of fluid in this area and when you touch it, it swishes around. Does anyone know what is the cause and do I need to be worried about this. Please respond back to me if anyone has any idea. This concerns me completely. She is only one in a half years old. Thanks.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    She may have just had a big drink of water, along with some food, which would have filled up her crop. Keep an eye on her for awhile, and see if the crop drains. If it does not, she may have a sour or impacted crop.

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