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The crop should be empty in the early morning. As they eat during the day, it should fill up by bedtime. When a crop stops working, it fills up and the contents stay put, not emptying overnight, which can eventually cause infection. Here are a few articles to read about crops: 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments

http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/digestive-problems/index.aspx

post #12 of 12
I don't think mine has a damaged crop but I have a chick that was acting fine this morning but is now very sluggish and just acts like he feels bad. His crop is very full and I'm worried that's it's impacted with wood shavings. If I give him a little olive oil will it help loosen things up or make it worse? Any ideas???
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