All my chicks suddenly have large crops?!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by off-grid hen, May 4, 2011.

  1. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I arrived home from work at 6:00 p.m. to most (if not all) of my 1.5 and 2.5 week-old chicks having large crops. They didn't seem lethargic at all, and were eating normally. I have grit available for them, and I have not seen this before. I'm hoping they just ate a lot and it will subside by morning. Is this normal or do I panic? *sigh*
     
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They usually look huge after they eat and flat again in the mornings.
     
  3. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen them this big before! I'm sure they'll be fine, but sheesh! I think they all grew tons of feathers since I left for work this morning. And I thought human babies grow fast!
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  4. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kids eat excessively when going through a growth spurt. Perhaps chickies do, too?
     

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