- Sep 25, 2019
Sometimes chickens can get a huge crop, just from eating to much at ounce and their body can’t process it fast enough. If you didn’t know a crop is like the neck of the chicken. When chickens eat food the food gets stored in that. Then when the chicken has room, the crop pushes some food down into the digestive system. Anyway, this impacted crop is called pendulous crop. The way to fix pendulous crap is to mix olive oil with water, put it into their mouth where they have to swallow it immediately. The mixture will go into their crop. Massage his/her crop for like four minutes then hold the chicken upside down and push the chickens crop for 5 seconds at at time so that she throws up her food. After this, do it several time more until her crop is no longer large. If it happens several times more with the same chicken, either she will be a cull or might just need to go on a diet. This illness might look severe but it’s really not, it’s quite common and good to know. So if your chicken gets pendulous crap don’t immediately cull them.