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HELP!! Impacted Crop????

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I have 15 chicks that are 5 weeks old.  One died last night  of what i believe is an impacted crop.  As I was putting them in the coop this evening I noticed another one has a large crop also.  I am concerned that this one will die also.  She is still eating and drinking and is very active.  What am I doing that is causing this?  Is there a special grit for chicks?  or are they to young for grit?  What can i do to prevent this from happening.

I have been raising (hens) for 3 years and have never had this problem before.  They have a pen that is attached to the coop and are outside during the day.   I also have 11 adullt hens that share the same coop.  They all seem to get along quite well. smile.png 

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There is chick grit. I would recommend using it. I hope they are ok!
Owner of 5 rabbits, 6 hens, and a Frog
My hens: Dipsy the Polish, Doodle the Orpington, Raven the Silkie, Tulip and Opal, the Easter Egger bantam buddies, and a Naked Neck named Chicklette
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Owner of 5 rabbits, 6 hens, and a Frog
My hens: Dipsy the Polish, Doodle the Orpington, Raven the Silkie, Tulip and Opal, the Easter Egger bantam buddies, and a Naked Neck named Chicklette
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You can use some grit from outside or some sand will probably work if you think the grit from the store is to big. I hope they get ok.
If you have any questions about Coccidiosis, Mites & Lice, Worms, Molting, Vent Gleet, Bumble Foot, Egg Binding, or Prolapsed Oviduct, feel free to ask me about it or pm me.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-loosing-feathers-managing-your-flocks-molt
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If you have any questions about Coccidiosis, Mites & Lice, Worms, Molting, Vent Gleet, Bumble Foot, Egg Binding, or Prolapsed Oviduct, feel free to ask me about it or pm me.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-loosing-feathers-managing-your-flocks-molt
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