Um, this is either an emergency or totally normal...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Patoot, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Patoot

    Patoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was putting up the girls for the night and Hennie jumped up next to me so I picked her up. I noticed she had a lump on her neck. I don't usually pick them up at night so this could be something that's there at night, but it freaked me out. It felt like she had swallowed a softball and it was slightly to the right. Is this her crop? For reference I picked up another one and she had something similar, but much, much smaller. Please tell me this is just what a crop feels like when it's full and it's normal. Thanks!

    Bree
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    It's probably normal. Try smelling her breath though, if the smell nearly makes you sick, it might be impacted crop. [​IMG]
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hennie just got through eating alot. My girls crops are always large at night
     
  4. myfivegirls

    myfivegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. That's their crop. It varies how big it is from chicken to chicken, depending on how much they just ate.
     
  5. Patoot

    Patoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks. I never knew what a crop was until I came here. I assumed it was that, but I wanted to make sure. My she is a little piggy. I will check it in the morning to make sure it's okay, but I think that was it. I'm a paranoid new mother. [​IMG]

    Bree
     
  6. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bree......I thought the same thing when I first got chickens! I thought it was a tumor and got really upset.
    I loved the title of your post "this is either an emergency or totally normal". [​IMG]
    My chickens eat right when they get up too, so if her crop is still big in the morning....you might feel it a little later in the morning.
     
  7. Patoot

    Patoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, all clear this morning! Guess it's just me learning about chickens and normal stuff. Thanks!

    Bree
     
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Yay! Piggy chickens.
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, I so remember thinking one of my chicks had a tumor in its neck! Luckily, I also posted on BYC and was reassured by members! And in the morning, allll better, just like they said. Whew!

    Thank goodness for BYC. I would have had SUCH a more tumultuous experience raising and keeping my chickens!!!!
     
  10. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok, this must be what I felt when my chicks were about a month old. I thought it was a tumor, near the top of the breast area, figured they're just bony and need to develop still.
     

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