Swollen chest on my hens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 78Vette, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few hens that there chest is swollen and is kinda soft. Is this somthing wrong or is this somthing that happens when the weather gets colder?
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  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it just be their crop?
     
  3. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought that to but I have never seen it so soft. But I could be wrong.
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it a massage. Do it feel like feed - mushy but gritty or does it feel completely soft like liquid? Does it smell sour inside their mouth?
     
  5. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feels soft like liquid but no smell. They are acting just fine maybe they just drink a lot of water?
     
  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be. If you are really worried about check them first thing in the morning before they have had anything to eat. It should be gone. If it not then you may have a problem.
     
  7. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    How long have you had chickens? How old are they?
     
  8. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them sense the spring. So about 8-p months. I will check in the morning.
     

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