Enlarged crop?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lablover, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. lablover

    lablover Songster

    Apr 7, 2012
    I have one hen that lately seems to always have a rather full-looking crop. It goes down a little over night, but not completely. Is this normal?
  2. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Could we see a picture of it full and then after it goes down?
    It could be normal.... It could be a problem.

    Typically, there crop will get full if they stumble accross a treat and wolf down a lot of it. This could be what you are seeing.
    However, a malfunctioning crop will not fully empty. So this could be what you are seeing.

    Is she losing weight? Weigh her tomorrow and then check her again in a few days. IF she is losing weight, then she has a crop issue.

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