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#18427 - 08/15/02 08:01 AM swollen neck
Anonymous
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can anyone tell me what might cause a enlarged area on the low neck or upper chest area on a laying hen? i noticed a very enlarged area on my hen 2 days ago and thia am she had died. it was swollen under the skin as the feathers covered the area. thanks.

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#18428 - 08/15/02 09:43 AM Re: swollen neck
Aram Seattle Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Loc: Washington
I don't mean to sound insulting, but do you mean the crop? Crop is where they store feed before it goes through diagestoin cycle? That's normal.

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#18429 - 08/15/02 12:05 PM Re: swollen neck
Anonymous
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Could she have had an impacted crop? I don't know how long a chicken can go with an impacted crop but with the swollen area as you described, that could be it...
Sorry for your loss...

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#18430 - 08/15/02 04:59 PM Re: swollen neck
Anonymous
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i feel the swollen area was way to large to be a crop problem.

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