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How long does it take to digest food and water?

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I have a sick chick and have been feeding her electrolytes with a syringe. Last night I fed her about 1/2 a cup over a 4 hour period. This morning, 10 hours later, her crop was still all squishy and felt full of liquid. How long should it take a chick to digest water? or food for that matter?

Now +60ish = 1 husband, 1 French Maran-Buff Orphington Cross, 2 rescued Dobermans, 2 Barred Rocks, 3 Conures, 4 Black Sex Links, 5 Cuckoo Marans, 8 EEs, 15 Dark Cornish, 20 Salmon Faverolles - I might have gotten carried away
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Now +60ish = 1 husband, 1 French Maran-Buff Orphington Cross, 2 rescued Dobermans, 2 Barred Rocks, 3 Conures, 4 Black Sex Links, 5 Cuckoo Marans, 8 EEs, 15 Dark Cornish, 20 Salmon Faverolles - I might have gotten carried away
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post #2 of 4

I am not an expert so I gave a bump for you. I would think giving a bit more info such as age, when you got the chick, how the chick arrived (mail?) and if you have others and their condition,and whether it ever ate would help.
Hope for someone who knows more to chime in fl

My current family:     A kooky Belgian Malinois, a feisty Pembroke Welsh Corgi,  2 ponds full of friendly fish
                        a small parrot, 1 BR, 1 SS, 1 BLRW, 1 EE and of course a wonderful, understanding husband!
               
                                         Arguing is pointless.    It can hurt your head too.
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My current family:     A kooky Belgian Malinois, a feisty Pembroke Welsh Corgi,  2 ponds full of friendly fish
                        a small parrot, 1 BR, 1 SS, 1 BLRW, 1 EE and of course a wonderful, understanding husband!
               
                                         Arguing is pointless.    It can hurt your head too.
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I have the rest of the story posted in the injuries section, http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=254621 - but it wasn't getting any attention, so I'm trying a related topic.

Now +60ish = 1 husband, 1 French Maran-Buff Orphington Cross, 2 rescued Dobermans, 2 Barred Rocks, 3 Conures, 4 Black Sex Links, 5 Cuckoo Marans, 8 EEs, 15 Dark Cornish, 20 Salmon Faverolles - I might have gotten carried away
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Now +60ish = 1 husband, 1 French Maran-Buff Orphington Cross, 2 rescued Dobermans, 2 Barred Rocks, 3 Conures, 4 Black Sex Links, 5 Cuckoo Marans, 8 EEs, 15 Dark Cornish, 20 Salmon Faverolles - I might have gotten carried away
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post #4 of 4

Sour crop maybe?  Do a BYC search and see if that meets your criteria...

Kat ~ Fox Hill Farm
LF: Tolbunt Polish, BLRW's, BBS/BW Ameraucanas & EE's
Bantams: Polish, cochins, silkies, seramas & modern games
Plus mandarins, muscovies, guineas, and a herd of turtles!!!
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Kat ~ Fox Hill Farm
LF: Tolbunt Polish, BLRW's, BBS/BW Ameraucanas & EE's
Bantams: Polish, cochins, silkies, seramas & modern games
Plus mandarins, muscovies, guineas, and a herd of turtles!!!
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