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I hope this isn't impacted crop

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My ducks are like 4 1/2-5 weeks and I have given them bird grit (the smaller stuff from the pet store) as they do eat grass and stuff along with their grower crumbles. I noticed the Buff's crop looked bigger than the others is this normal? I gave them regular grit and they are some. I lost a chicken to sour impacted crop so I'm scared her's may be. Does it look normal to you for this time of the day? Maybe it was like this before and I didn't notice it.

Edited by HennyPenny2 - 4/30/16 at 6:35am
Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate lab  puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com
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Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate lab  puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com
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The two look normal too me! Your doing all the right things for them.

I think your just worrying? i do the same thing. Mine are turning 5 weeks and my Call Duckling is turning 6 weeks.

As long as it keeps eating and drinking normally, I think it will be fine?

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The two look normal too me! Your doing all the right things for them.
I think your just worrying? i do the same thing. Mine are turning 5 weeks and my Call Duckling is turning 6 weeks.
As long as it keeps eating and drinking normally, I think it will be fine?
Thanks, they are both fine. 🙂 I found out later that morning that my daughter who I had asked the night before to feed them one scoop of food had given them 3-4 lol, so she had eaten a lot (when I went to let them out in the morning I noticed it hadn't looked as if they had eaten their food but it was only because they had been given so much to begin with) and had a full crop but by the afternoon it was back to normal. I had just got concerned (and yes I worry about my babies lol) that it looked full first thing in the morning. After dealing with a hen with impacted crop I got scared but boy am I relieved she is ok. 😊
Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate lab  puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com
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Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate lab  puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com
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Great news!

Glad to hear they are doing well!

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