swollen chest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by skscott, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. skscott

    skscott New Egg

    Mar 11, 2011
    Help, chick has a very swollen breast but is still eating and drinking well. Still is active. Any advice on what it could be. I'm new to this.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    could it be it's crop. if you are looking into the face of your chick the crop is on the left side of chest. it can get pretty big when they have eaten quiet a bit. forgot to say [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2011
  3. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    It could be that it has eaten a lot and it's crop is very full.
  4. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2010
    Probably ate too much. Does look uncomfortable though. Welcome....
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    If it looks uncomfortable (big and mushy looking) do a search on sour crop and impacted crop.

    and.. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011

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