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2.5 week silkie hard crop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MNmommy, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. MNmommy

    MNmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never noticed this on any of my 18 new chicks but today I was holding my silkie and her crop is really hard not squishy like usual. She is eating and drinking so is it normal to have a harder crop. It is kind of off to the side but not huge kind of feels like clay when I press on it. I have read about impacted crop and just want to make she she is ok.

    Also she eats a lot but seems kind of skinny, more boney than the rest of my birds are silkies on the dainty boney side compared to other breeds??


    thanks
     
  2. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had that problem before. Is she pooping okay?
     
  3. MNmommy

    MNmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes she pooped when I was inspecting her
     
  4. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she's eating and pooping okay, she should be fine. Do you have other silkies? I don't know much about that breed...
     

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