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Baby chicks, huge crops....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wallace707, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. wallace707

    wallace707 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so just got 6 chicks from tsc this afternoon, they just got there today.... Was told a couple days old. After I got them set up I noticed their crops were huge!! Did they just gorge themselves or is it normal in them this young? I have only had week old plus chicks before. And they keep on eating!!!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, they are little piggies. They need to eat a lot. They double in size every week.
     
  3. wallace707

    wallace707 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok just making sure that their large constant crops were normal!!thanks!!
     
  4. reyecat

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    i had never noticed this before... is there anything we can/should do to help with this? yogurt or something to help them digest stuff easier/faster?
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    If their crop has reduced in size by early morning, then there is nothing to worry about. A distended crop at this time of day (i.e. before they begin feeding) is something to look into.

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