Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BrianT, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    North FL
    Take alook at her chest. If facing her, the lower right portion of her chest looks swollen or maybe its just low hanging feathers. I held her this afternoon and just couldn't be sure. What is the possibility of a fatty tumor? She eats and drinks plenty but she seems a little slower than normal (like the kids can't normally catch her). She has started to look heavier than normal but I just don't know. Help please and thanks.

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    That would be her crop. When she eats, it fills with food. It can get as big as a baseball. At night the food is processed and the crop is flat in the mornings only to be filled again that day. Chickens with nice full crops at the end of the day are a good sign.

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