Full vs. Impacted

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2010
    How do I tell the difference between a full crop and a impacted crop? A few of my chicken's crops have gotten to around tennis-ball size, and one is making a strange "swallowing" movement a bit like in this video:
  2. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    Granbury, Texas
    If the crop is full at night before they go to sleep, check it first thing in the morning before they go out. If it's empty, it was full the night before. If it's still full, chances are you have an impaction.
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  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Quote:[​IMG] I feed a mix feed with whole corn in it. Sometimes if they eat right before roosting the next day they will still have some left in the crop, but not much (not enough to make it feel full) a few pieces. In the video it looks like the hen is trying to swallow, to push down something she ate. I see this sometimes in my chickens that are trying to (what I think is) over filling their crop or ones that need a drink to was down the food.

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