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My chickens have an 8x8 run which is loaded with straw, perches, a stump, lots of dirt- and just about every day they come out for maybe an hour or so and range around the grass and trees nearby. Over the last week or so I have added a small container with grit, have limited the amount of scratch and grains they get as "treats" and waited to see what happens. Her crop is significantly smaller in the morning, but it never quit goes away. There is always at least a small, golfball size lump in her chest. Her appetite is extremely good though and she lays an egg every single day. I just cannot tell if it's normal or not. My other girls (barred rock, australorp, and orpington) do not have this issue, it's just the RIR. 

post #12 of 13

I thought I would give these links to help you.

 

https://poultrykeeper.com/digestive-system-problems/pendulous-crop/

 

http://www.purposefullysimple.com/how-to-treat-impacted-crop-sour-crop-and-pendulous-crop/

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Thank you everyone for the great information! It seems that a few small changes and just knowing what to look for have been really helpful. 

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