6 Week Chicks, Full Crops!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Holli, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Holli

    Holli Out Of The Brooder

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    This isn't an emergency.....yet.... I fed my chicks some cucumber/tomato scraps yesterday afternoon, and now their crops are bulging full. I see that I should be giving them grit, but is it to late? The grit can't get to their gizzard if it can't get past the crop right? I feel terrible : ( Please help! Thanks.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Offer it now, make sure it's chick grit, or sand. Were the "scraps" little cut up pieces or big chunks?
     
  3. Holli

    Holli Out Of The Brooder

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    They were chunks of tomato and cucmber. I checked them this morning and some of them were down, but a lot of them still had fairly large buldges. I read on another post that veggie oil in their water, and gentle massage of their crops will help. Is that your experience? I will get chick grit in their pens this morning as soon as the feed store opens! Thanks for the input!
     

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