I'm really worried about my month old silkie. I have NEVER seen him with a full crop. Its always empty and if there is something in it its water or meal worms.
I bought him some meal worms to try to encourage eating. I gave him a couple black beans (dont know if those are bad for chickens) and he loved them. I have him a couple chick sized pieces of chicken and he LOVED it. I also gave him a little bit of bread, he wasn't very fond of that.
His food right now is the medicated purina chick feed. Hes eating medicated since they were out of regular. He's never tried the regular though...Is that a bad thing? Perhaps they taste different?
I have raised about 20 chickens to adulthood and all of them have had full crops, but not this one. He feels a little skinny, but when I look at pictures of other 2 month old silkie chicks he looks normal. He acts like a normal chick. He is a little energetic so maybe he just really works it off??? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks :/