Chicken Crops

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rachel25, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Rachel25

    Rachel25 New Egg

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    I am new to chickens and have a Bantam and a Rhode Island. My latest question is concerning their crops. My chickens seem healthy and happy are are laying daily. Today I noticed that their crops seemed quite full and pretty firm. Is this normal or should they be much softer??? I feed them pellets and they have a series of treats each day. Any ideas here? I am such a worrier so need to make sure this is normal.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's normal for it to feel so full, especially at the end of the day. If you check it first thing in the morning it should feel considerably smaller.
     
  3. Gardeninggranny

    Gardeninggranny Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes as the other reply said - sounds normal. Maybe they know something you don't and are saving up for bad times ahead!
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it continues to stay hard
    they give eye dropper of olive oil
    place eyee dropper to back of throat so it goes into the crop
     

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