Every time i raise my typical (3) chickens to adulthood for egg laying, at...

Asked July 27, 2019, 8:26 PM EDT

Every time i raise my typical (3) chickens to adulthood for egg laying, at least one of them develops a bulbus growth of some kind on one side of the breast. Can you tell me why and what it is, and does it harm their productivity/life span? It doesn't seem to but why does it always seem to happen?

Adams County Colorado

1 Response

I'm not a chicken expert but, I believe what you are seeing is just the 'crop'. It is an expandable pouch that may grow after they have eaten. See this pictures here: https://the-chicken-chick.com/chicken-anatomy-crop-impacted-crop-sour/

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have further questions.