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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicksrcool, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chirping

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    Hi all, new here...[​IMG]
    I joined here in a panic because I noticed one of my chicks developed what I can only describe as an embolism on her chest. Well after some investigating I found that all of them had this slight protusion. So I was really happy to look at the FAQ's and see that this is just their "crop" I think.

    Did anyone else experience this when first rearing their chicks. I wish I would have read something before going through this, LOL. I was really really scared. [​IMG]
     
  2. Yoko

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    Lol yeah ther crops looks all poofy and outward [​IMG]
    Dont think its anything to worry about ;D
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    -Yoko :3
     
  3. My family's had chickens for a while, and I noticed it when I was young and it didn't concern me much. I was petting a hen and I felt a hard lumpy bump on her chest. I didn't think much of it, now I realize it was only her crop filled with grain. [​IMG]

    My mom, however, found out about the crop just a few days ago. I was in my room and I heard her yelling, "MALIEF, DID YOU EVEN REALIZE THAT LUCY HAS THIS HUGE TUMOR???"
    I was pretty, scared because no, I hadn't realized that Lucy had a "huge tumor". I rushed to her and she was holding poor Lucy, feeling her crop. I saw it and just rolled my eyes.
    "Oh, come on, that's just her crop. It's a pouch that holds rocks and grain and stuff."
    (panicked) "Are you sure? It feels like a tumor!"
    "I'm quite sure. It's just filled with little stones that she eats to grind her feed. All chickens have that."
    (Mom grabs another chicken to make sure she also has a crop) "Really, that's pretty interesting."
    A long lecture follows about the functions of a chicken's digestive system.


    And, yeah, that was my adventure with the crop. [​IMG]
     
  4. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chirping

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    Thanks so much for the welcome and for making me feel a whole lot better..............[​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Yes I did I thought they were dying [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I have it in my first post here [​IMG]
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