Big crops?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bryan8, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. bryan8

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    Well today I noticed my 6 week old red sex links crops are buldgeing out of there chest. I can push on them and feel feed.

    The had chick starter, scratch, brocoill, strawberrys, watermellon, and yogurt today. They get a sprinkle of grit on there feed, and theres a bowl of grit in there pen also.

    Is this normal after they pig out?

    Should they go back down by morning?

    ~Bryan
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Yes & Yes.

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  3. bryan8

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    thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. k2chickens

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    i don't know about a whole bowl of grit being the best for them in the pen tho [​IMG]
     
  5. bryan8

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    its a heavy plastic baby food container.

    It screwed into the wall. It holds about a handfull of grit. They take it when they need it

    ~Bryan
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    IMHO, chicks that age should have nothing coarser than sand for grit. At least, be sure the grit you are offering is for young chicks, and not adult chickens.

    I would get them outdoors and offer chick feed only, plus whatever they find, at least for a few days. Even in NY, they are plenty old enough to be outdoors and choose for themselves.
     
  7. bryan8

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    yea its a bag of crushed granite chick size grit.

    its a little bigger than sand grains

    ~Bryan
     

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