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Emergency help two week old chick with bulging crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sutherlandfarms, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Sutherlandfarms

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    i have a little silkie who hasn’t been keeping up with her litter mates in terms of growth. I decided to check her crop and it is huge. She’s so small I don’t want to hurt her. She has had 3 poops since I picked her up about ten minutes ago. What do I do???
     
  2. Sutherlandfarms

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    I’ve been gently massaging with two fingers
     
  3. chickenluver10

    chickenluver10 Chirping

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    Can you send a picture?
     
  4. Sutherlandfarms

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    This is after I have begun massaging it on and off for a couple minutes I still feel it. She is MUCH smaller than the other silkies and hasn’t been keeping up growth. I thought she was just the runt
     

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    Sutherlandfarms Songster

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    Anyone? Please help!
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Looks like a perfectly normal chick that just finished eating. Pooping means things are moving through the digestive system. No need to panic.
     
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    But she is so much smaller than the other silkies. She is about half their size she doesn’t seem to have grown at all since we got her
     
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    I have separated her from the others. I’m home sick from work today with a sinus infection and I am a wreck over this baby bird :hit
     
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