Chick with full hard crop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Finelyfound, May 26, 2016.

  1. Finelyfound

    Finelyfound Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 3 1/2 week old Silver Grey Dorking chick that has a full hardish crop. She is big and healthy looking with more feathers than any of the other chicks. I am giving them chick grit along with Fermented Starter/Grower and occasional hard boiled eggs and dried meal worms. She has a slightly bald spot on her crop and it looks yellow like I can see through her skin. I did examine some other chicks with full crops and when I pulled their fluff/feathers aside I could see the yellow on their crops too. They are in a 12x10 stall with pine shavings and a little bit of straw. I have seen some of them eat the straw and I'm concerned that her crop might be full of straw. I will post photos in a the next post.
    Thank you
  2. Finelyfound

    Finelyfound Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. Seabright12

    Seabright12 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 23, 2016
    I've heard you can massage the crop and give them bread soaked in olive oil.

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