Swollen Rt shoulders

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JuddF, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. JuddF

    JuddF New Egg

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    Hi (I'm new here)

    My 3 ~6wk old chicks all developed this today. I did feed them organic chick starter (didnt switch brands, same as allways). They've had nothing else other than free range in the garden (no bad plants).

    It almost looks like a tumor, located upper right shoulder with chest also semi enlarged. Firm to the touch and not hot. Am trying to upload photo - can I email it to someone else to post?
     
  2. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    full crops, maybe?? Google that and you'll find lots of pictures. Poor little guys probably pigged out!
     
  3. JuddF

    JuddF New Egg

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    I got a photo of one of them (they all look the same). If it is full crop , how is it (or is it) treated?

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  4. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it's the front of the chest, below the curve of the neck meets the breast? A full crop is nothing to worry about, as long as it goes down (the food moves on). I think it's probably fine. It should be full after eating, less full in the morning (due to digestion).
     
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