- Aug 20, 2019
12 day old Orpington, normal size. Three days ago I picked her up and thought she had a tumor on chest- realize now it was a full crop. Also at same time noticed she was straining to poop, hard a hard piece of poop stuck on top of vent. Used warm wet q tip to remove and stimulated her to poop quite a bit. Poop seemed normal. Still pooping, eating, drinking water. Seems alert but concerned about butt as she keeps turning her head to try and pick at it. Other four chicks have left it alone. Using Vaseline and keeping clean with warm wet q tip, applied some preparation H today.
Had switched bedding to pine chips two days ago and when I saw her big crop I changed back to paper towel but now I know the crop is just full as she always is eating- I’m much more concerned for her poor swollen vent.
Should I be doing anything else or just watch it for a few more days?