Anyone know what is going on here?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chevydmax04, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. chevydmax04

    chevydmax04 In the Brooder

    May 14, 2008
    I have 9 layer chicks that are roughly 5 weeks old. I noticed tonight that some of them look like their crops are swollen? I did just feed them about a hour before hand so maybe that is what it is, what I thought was strange was that only 4 of the 9 had this issue going on.

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    It might be impacted crop. Check them a lot for a few days and if it doesn't go down, time for the vet. There are other options such as feeding them oil or turning them upside down but they aren't as effective. I hope they'll be okay!
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Sometimes, some of the chickens are just bigger pigs than the others or their crops are positioned a little more obviously than the others. This is an easy one though; just check their crops in the morning when they first wake up. If their crops are still big like that, you definitely have a problem. If they're all nice and flat again, all systems go. [​IMG]

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