In the Brooder
- Aug 21, 2018
Im not totally sure if this is even a problem but this chicken has a larger than normal bulb on her breast, what I think is her craw. Should I be concerned, just watch, treat with something?
Thank you!!!!There is a condition called pendelous crop which is a result of overeating where the crop muscle becomes enlarged and stretched out of shape. Feel her crop to check if it is firm or puffy like a balloon. Then check it again in the morning early when it normally would be empty. If not empty, confine her with water and some electrolytes. Massage the crop several times a day, and recheck it the next morning. Here is some reading about crop problems: