3 day old chick with hard crop and very lethargic please help

JANDRFIRE

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 11, 2008
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st. clair county illinois
i have a 3 day old chick who is standing up and sleeping and her crop feels very hard. earlier i removed alot of poop from her vent area and she has been pooping but not sure what else to do. she is also just chirping constantly. any help
 

priszilla

Songster
12 Years
Jan 12, 2008
674
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easley sc
is it drinking? chicks dehydrate fast- I would try to get liguid in-maybe try some plain yogurt- keep her warm, seperated for her own good and everyone elses-electrolyltes if you have them
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
Are you brooding chicks on paper towels or pine shavings? Is it possible the chick has eaten the wood shavings and the crop is impacted? Hold the yogurt you might get a sour crop. Try a bit of olive oil soaked bread and only water for a few hours and see if there is any change.
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
As tiny as they are an impacted crop could be fatal. All you can do is tlc. You could try a tiny gentle crop massage but if it is full of woodshavings becareful not to cause more internal damage.
 

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