swollen breasts

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

  1. kelschicks

    kelschicks Out Of 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. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Out Of 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. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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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

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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. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

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

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Very sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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