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Why do my chicks have air bubbles on their chest?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fifedawg, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. fifedawg

    fifedawg New Egg

    May 9, 2008
    I'm new to raising chickens. any information on how to sex chicks, provide treats, or any tips in general. Any information would be a great help thanks.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008
  2. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2008
    it isn't an air bubble... it is their crop... where they "chew" their food...
  3. fifedawg

    fifedawg New Egg

    May 9, 2008
    Thanks....thats good to know. i was kindof worried. this is my first time raising them, and im kindof slightly paranoid. Anything else i should know?
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Welcome to BYC fifedawg!

    Here's a link to the treat chart created by Buff Hooligans:


    Wait a few weeks before starting treats and always give in moderation.

    Here's a link to the sexing/breed category:

    You can post pics there of your chicks and folks will be happy to give you feedback. If you post pics before your chicks are 4 to 6 weeks old you're likely to be frustrated, because with the exception of some breeds, 4 to 6 weeks is when the secondary sex characteristics really start to show.

    And finally here's the link to the learning center, for all those starting out tips:


    Or just browse around and make yourself at home. There's lots of good information to be had throughout the forum.

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