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Poorly Hen

Novice Chicken KeeperNovice Chicken Keeper Junior Member
edited July 2011 in "Off Your Chest"
Hi, Can anyone inform us why our hen has a swollen sack on her chest? She is eating well and storing food and the swelling reduces when not eating. Got 6 hens so hard to tell if she is laying or not. All help gratefully received.


  • MEGANMEGAN Senior Member
    edited July 2011
    Hi when you describe the swelling on her chest are you talking about her crop.
    This is where the food initially goes, and is normal it fills up when she eats and then empties slowly through the day and night. If you google that anatomay of a chicken you will see where the crop is.
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