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    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    I had an extreme frizzle silkie runt, she was so extreme, that at 10+ week old she was the same size as the 6 week olds she was sold with. Now 4 weeks later, the 6 week olds have outgrown her. She has a voracious appetite and has started to put on weight, but is not as active as the rest (at...
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    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    With my bigger girls who roost, I often see one clump of poop which is “bloodier” than others. more often than not, there will be a bit of blood in each clump of poop. I’ve pretty much just ignored it - they all seem healthy and active. I would keep an eye out for other signs of health problems...
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    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Welcome back home! did you see my message above? I don’t think not having grit is causing the blood in the stool, but it’ a good precaution to have against crop issues, especially if they’re eating the pine shavings!
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    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Just a note that if the chicks are eating the pine shavings, they do need a bit of grit to help digest it. I read that you removed the grit, I’m not sure whether that meant you weren’t adding anymore or that you took all of the scattered grit out of the brooder as well...
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