Weird question, and I hope you can HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dreammaker8482, May 1, 2008.

  1. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Chirping

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    Ok, so this afternoon I got up to check on my kids and they were doing well. I refilled their waterer and feeder and laid back down....So about an hour later I decided that sleeping was out of the question, and got up again and checked on my kids....I noticed they ALL had a lump on the sides of their necks. Either this is totally normal, or they all have developed some disease within an hour!!! Please help!!! Am I overparanoid, or do I need to be VERY CONCERNED???????? [​IMG]
     
  2. yellowdragon

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    Oh I am so glad I ain't the only one to fall for that. It is normall. when a chicken eats the food collects in the crop. then it mixes with acid and trickles down over a short period
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    They pigged out and filled their crops completely up. Should be on the right side of their little chests.

    Matt
     
  4. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Songster

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    OMG i thought you meant your human kids LMAO [​IMG] they should be fine
     
  5. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Chirping

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    No, I don't have any human kids, so I refer to all of my pets as my own brood....[​IMG] Ok, well thanks for making me feel so much better and not like a horrible chicken mom!!! [​IMG] Its good to know that I just have little oinkers, and not sick chickies!
     
  6. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

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    Make sure you are giving them grit. they need grit in their crop to process food.
     
  7. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    You do not give baby chicks grit do you? I thought you only gave them chick starter.
     
  8. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

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    No need for grit with the chick starter, it pretty much dissolves.
     
  9. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Chirping

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    Good to know, because I wasn't giving them any grit. When should I start though??
     
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

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    Offer grit in a bowl once they get off the starter.
     

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