Full crops or something wrong?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Malbri, May 23, 2011.

  1. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 new chicks that I bought at a chickenstock this past weekend. My mom was looking at them this evening and noticed something that probably wouldn't have ever caught my eye. They all have big squishy lumps on their chests. My mom noticed it while I was at work, and was afraid it was an impacted crop and took out all the shavings. I have never noticed if chicks in the past have had this, so I wasn't sure if it was normal or not. Is it just that they all just ate and have food in there, or could this be a problem such as impacted crop?
     
  2. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems very uncommon, try a vet.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Relax, they just have full crops. The possibility of 6 chicks developing impacted crops at the same time is nearly zero.
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Sounds just like a full crop.
    This should give you an idea of where the crop is generally:

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  5. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was figuring it was just full crops, but I figured I would just sleep easier if I checked.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The crop will look like a large round mass on the right side of the chicken's chest (or if you are facing the chicken the left side).

    They stuff their crops full over and over throughout the day.

    Here is a picture of one of the beautiful Golden Campines I used to have with a nice full crop.

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  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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