Different kind of crop question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sj3364, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. sj3364

    sj3364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks has her crop way up in her neck. Has anyone seen this before? It never gets as large as a normal crop would located on their chest but is does get big and make a lump on her neck. Will she be able to eat enough when she's grown? She is going on 3 weeks old now.
     
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feel her crop. Try to massage it. I was worried about my chickens crops to when they get crazy huge. Check tomorrow and see if it gets better.
     
  3. sj3364

    sj3364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her crop goes fills and empties. I'm just worried that it is located in an abnormal place and therefore is much smaller than a normal crop and that she won't be able to eat enough to support herself once she is full grown. She does seem to be growing normally. I guess I'll just see what happens. I was just hoping someone has seen this and would be able to tell me she'll be just fine. I just worry about my babies.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Will you have feed available at all times? If so, I wouldn't breed her but otherwise not worry about it. The crop allows them to gorge themselves when food is plentiful but if food is always plentiful, it shouldn't inhibit her growth to have a small crop.
     
  5. sj3364

    sj3364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That makes me feel better. I do have food for them all the time and I don't have a rooster so don't do any breeding.
     

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