swollen breasts

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kelschicks, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. kelschicks

    kelschicks In the Brooder

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    My 3 month old chicken, we think is a rooster has a swollen right side. I just noticed he was all poofy so I picked him up and noticed his right side has a large soft spot, its pretty large. Is it just his crop? I gave them a small piece of bread as a treat today, does he need to just poop? More grit? My older rooster has a smaller spot but nothing noticable so I think its just the crop. Is everything okay?
     
  2. CountryFlock

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    I bet it is just his crop, he maybe ate a lot. If the crop doesn't go down in size and he starts to stink he might have an impacted crop or a sour crop.
     
  3. kelschicks

    kelschicks In the Brooder

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    Well he did have a strong odor, I thought it was just his feet from all the wetness and poop he steps in. What should I do if it doesnt go down and could be sour?
     
  4. CountryFlock

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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Pull all feed from coop overnight and check his crop in the morning, the size should have gone down.
    They can get incredibly huge with normal usage.
     
  6. kelschicks

    kelschicks In the Brooder

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    It did not decrease in size :/ I pulled te food. Should I isolate him from the others or in a seperate area of coop?
     
  7. CountryFlock

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    Yes isolate him and follow all the steps from the link from my other post. I believe he may have impacted crop or even sour crop if it stinks.
     
  8. kelschicks

    kelschicks In the Brooder

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    I followed instructions and he passed away :( thanks for all your help tho
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Very sorry for your loss.
     
  10. CountryFlock

    CountryFlock Songster

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    I'm Sorry that he didn't make it. [​IMG]
     

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