swollen breasts

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mwells6chicks, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. mwells6chicks

    mwells6chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm watching my young chick's forage when I notice that a few of my 3 month old chick's have what looks like a swollen breast. Almost like they swallowed a tennis ball. It is palpable and move able and manipulating it does not bother the chicks. I wonder it it's overeating or drinking too much. I noticed it in about 3 chicks. I will check tomorrow if there is any difference. Anybody ever experience this before?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    As long as the crop is flat and mostly empty first thing in the morning, and they are behaving normally, it is probably just a full crop from eating well. If it feels hard, and does not go down by morning, then it can be an impacted crop.
     

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