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What is wrong with my chicks!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chookguy, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. chookguy

    chookguy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2016
    So there seems to be a BIG issue with my 2-3 week old chicks. There seems to be a big lump on their chests. Is this normal? Is this a disease? Any guesses would be appreciated. The yellow one is leghorn or a bond white. The brown one is a bond brown. And the two black ones are bond blacks.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. UrbanFarmOC

    UrbanFarmOC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2014
    Southern California
    Those lumps look like very well fed chicks to me! When chickens eat their fill, their crop gets really full and they end up looking lopsided. The crop holds their food before it moves down to their gizzards and then intestines. The crop is located on the right side.
  3. chookguy

    chookguy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2016
  4. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2015
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    When a bird eats, the food goes into a pouch called the crop. The crop empties overnight into a hole at the back of that and by morning, it should be smaller. Happens every day. Normal.

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