uh oh

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amarook, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my chick's seem to have a lump on the front of their necks.
    Any idea what could cause that?
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    Is it an air bubble some of mine get them
    I have always let them be and they go away on their own.
     
  3. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't their crop is it? Sort of close to the breast area?
    Edited to say crop not craw. [​IMG]
     
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  4. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's most likely their crop. The crop is at the top of their chest/bottom of their neck, and usually likes to the right. It holds food before it's let into the gizzard. It should be bigger after they eat ( actually-- huge) and goes down as the food goes into it's gizzard.
     
  5. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK!
    That makes perfect sense because they just munched on some meal worms.

    Being a first time chicken mama, I had NO idea what was going on, and I got scared. [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  6. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's definitely an odd looking thing-- even when you know what it is [​IMG]
     

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