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chick's crop a little hard.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dean10, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Dean10

    Dean10 In the Brooder

    should I put a time in for placing the food for the chicks? because this afternoon I felt my chick but he's crop was kind of hard. it was he eating because I hold him a lot, would something happen to him or is it okay, it's not that hard i'm just a little worried. he poop's and drinks water.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Don't worry. Let your chickens be chickens. When the crop's empty, they're hungry and will fill it. When it's empty again, they'll fill it again. Let them have access to complete feed all the time and you'll have no worries.
    Good luck.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    If your chick is acting normally and eating and drinking I wouldn't be worried. I've experienced it my self where chicks crops feel and look full. Chicks should have food and water available at all times. Good luck with them :frow

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