what is this ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bobobo29885, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. bobobo29885

    bobobo29885 In the Brooder

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    what is this sticking out her neck? it is a hamburg. shes about three weeks old. its sticking out the side of her neck ? she ate eggs today i was thinking it may have something to do with that but its on the side of her neck not the middle ? 30120566_10212152610312570_1732872528_n.jpg
     

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  2. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Songster

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    I'm having a hard time seeing what you're looking at...
    The bald patch? What does it look like? Is something attached?
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Looks like a full crop to me:) Sometimes with chicks the downy and feathers are thin, so you can see the skin underneath. As long as the crop is emptying, she is pooping, has no vent pasting is eating/drinking and active, I would not worry about it.
     
  4. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Songster

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    I wondered that too :) a little bump under the skin that moves around a bit? You're chick has just had a really good meal don't worry :)
     
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  5. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    It looks like the bald patch is near her shoulder, I dont understand why her crop would be all the way back there. Is there a lump? Eating eggs will not harm the chicks.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    That is a very full crop.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    As @Gray Farms mentioned that is a very full crop.
    Also it may not be quite so far on the back - if you notice in the photo the "lump" is being held or pushed up while the photo is taken.

    Here is one of the photos posted by the OP of the chick in it's "natural" standing position - notice the crop is in it's normal position and is not being pushed up or to the back. Hope that helps:)
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  8. bobobo29885

    bobobo29885 In the Brooder

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    it wasnt there this morning. i noticed it when i was going to get the plate out the brooder. so idk. its not hard its lumpy
     
  9. bobobo29885

    bobobo29885 In the Brooder

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    also something is up with the bird he has been getting corid for the last 5 days (2tsp per gal)... he came from a farm about 3 weeks old i dont know much about him.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    He has a very full crop. Either he was food deprived and overate or he really liked what you gave him.
     

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