Very large swollen lumb in neck area on 4-6 week old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GimmeCake, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry the pictures aren't very good.

    I just found this out today. Never notices this before. Could've been there for a while.What is it? It seems to be acting normal. No issues walking or anything. It's just feels like a hard lump.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That looks like the chick's crop to me. Is it hard, or does it feel slightly squishy? At night, a chick's crop will often get fuller- this is normal. However, if the crop isn't down by morning, it may be impacted. Treat impacted crop with some oil (olive oil works well). Massaging may also help.
     
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  3. GimmeCake

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    It felt fairly solid.

    I will check on it later today, and tomorrow. Hopefully it will go down.
     
  4. GimmeCake

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    Sorry it took a bit to get back.

    It hasn't gone away yet. I did feel it again and it's a bit soft.
     

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