This is my mama hen, Bandit, that currently has 5 chicks. Today her throat is swollen and she's making swallowing motions. I haven't checked for discharge from her throat yet, I'm waiting for someone to help keep the chicks in the cage so they don't get hurt. I'm very concerned because she does have chicks (as well as just being attached to her). :-( I haven't seen anything like this before, I've had chickens get crop sour but it was always more like a lump than just being swollen.