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Baby chicks, huge crops....

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Ok so just got 6 chicks from tsc this afternoon, they just got there today.... Was told a couple days old. After I got them set up I noticed their crops were huge!! Did they just gorge themselves or is it normal in them this young? I have only had week old plus chicks before. And they keep on eating!!!
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Yes, they are little piggies. They need to eat a lot. They double in size every week.

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Yes, they are little piggies. They need to eat a lot. They double in size every week.
ok just making sure that their large constant crops were normal!!thanks!!
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i had never noticed this before... is there anything we can/should do to help with this?  yogurt or something to help them digest stuff easier/faster?

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i had never noticed this before... is there anything we can/should do to help with this?  yogurt or something to help them digest stuff easier/faster?


If their crop has reduced in size by early morning, then there is nothing to worry about. A distended crop at this time of day (i.e. before they begin feeding) is something to look into.

 

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