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post #21 of 42
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what do you mean check her coop and keep it  emptied? shes in the house

post #22 of 42
Her crop is a organ . You feel it at the front of her chest right were her neck ends.
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post #24 of 42
Thread Starter 

oh sorry i read it rong

post #25 of 42
Thread Starter 

now should i take the food out over night? 

 

why do i want it emptied? 

post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by phoenix-silkie View Post
 

now should i take the food out over night? 

 

why do i want it emptied? 

Leave food and water with her. No need to remove it. Check her crop in the morning and see if it has food in it.

 

-Kathy

post #27 of 42
Lol its ok, i didnt know anything about birds for a long time about their anatomy i learned about the crop i didnt know what it was. I was reading and saw some one say something about a chickens crop and i was like what the heck kind of crop does a chicken have. I googled it and felt silly. I was thinking plant not organ and learn all birds have one. I am studing to be a vet slowly and havent gotten to biology just english classes i known big mammals not birds lol.
post #28 of 42
If her crop not empty it
Could mean she having problems with digesting such as an impact crop or sour crop. And some worms can be located in the crop and cause health issues. I been doing lots of research since we gotten chickens.
post #29 of 42
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 Feeling the crop is really just palpating it and feeling how firm or saggy it is. A full crop will look almost like a tumor on the left side (facing the bird) of the chest. An empty crop feels like a deflated balloon, and then there are different degrees of fullness. At bedtime, their crop should be full or close to full. It will feel like a baseball or a golfball depending on the size of the bird. Basically if the crop isn't very full then the bird isn't eating enough throughout the day.

 

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt29/hokankai/DSCN2671-1.jpg

Full crop
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt29/hokankai/DSCN0987-1.jpg

 

-Kathy

post #30 of 42
Thread Starter 

why should the crop be emptied?

 

thanks again for every ones help!!

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