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i got a pet chick as a gift (a strange one) a few months back...and its been doing fine...seems like a happy and healthy little bird. But one thing bothers me. When i first got the chick..i noticed that it's crop was a little crooked...it seems to bulge out a little more to the right. It doesnt seem to bother the chicken...and it eats fine...so i dont know if it should bother me. Its about 2 months old now. Is this normal? It doenst seem to hurt or anything.
-- D (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 26, 2001
Yes, it's normal. The crops are situated off to the side and really noticeable after they stuff themselves with treats. :)
You have nothing to worry about!
-- Buk Buk (email@example.com), July 26, 2001.
The same thing happened to me. I ordered some chicks a while back and recieved one little mystery chick. It has a bulge also,to the side a bit. Big enough to push the feathers aside. It has funny legs,no wattles and virtually no comb. I searched the Murry McMurrey poultry catalog and found my bird! It`s a cornish hen! The catalog even discribed the bulge. She is mostly black and smaller than than the other birds. The bulge is a desirable trait for some reason. Has anyone else seen this in the M.Mc. catalog? Can`t find mine right now.
-- Viv Lander (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 26, 2001.
Gee whiz - I had visions of fields of that funny green stuff people sell by the gram.
-- Don Armstrong (email@example.com), July 28, 2001.