First Time Chick Parents, Spring 2016

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by feetkissearth, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, I am new also. Can you post a picture to help someone answer your question? Hope all is well.
     
  2. misslogan019

    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a nice, full crop to me.


    ETA: looks like one too!
     
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  4. misslogan019

    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is that?
     
  5. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I think the only thing you're seeing is full crops. They're full and content.
     
  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crop is a pouch off of the esophagus that the food enters first before it's slowly released to the stomach. It allows them to eat a lot all at once, then digest it slowly...sort of like a chipmunks cheek pouches (but a little different).
     
  7. Blooie

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    You guys are fast! [​IMG]
     
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  8. misslogan019

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    Hahahaha awh no wonder, I just fed them boiled eggs :)
     
  9. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. misslogan019

    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! I was like omg what is that hahaha
     

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