Enlarged Crops

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ilovetodig, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. ilovetodig

    ilovetodig Hatching

    Nov 1, 2009
    I have 2 chickens who have enlarged crops. Is there anything I need to do? They get grit in with their food and all our others don't seem to have a problem. Will this affect their growing? One is a young layer and the other a young fryer. Any advice will be appreciated.

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Their crops should be near empty in the morning before they eat. But big and full during the day is fine
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Like SW said, a large crop is often normal - some birds' crops get bigger than others. The test for "is this normal" is simply to put away all food at night time, so that they have no access to it in the morning. Check them first thing (before putting their food back down), and if the crop has gone down, all is well [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011

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