Has anyone had a duckling, chick, etc. with a crop like this?
She is almost 5 weeks old. In the pics are other ducklings her age (they are call ducks).
I change their water 2-3 times a day alternating between fresh water, ACV water and water with vitamins added.
She is eating gamebird chick starter.
She eats, drinks, poops, swims, plays all normally and actually appears to be the leader. The others follow her!
Look at her crop in the one pic. We know this is her crop and it does not appear to be in her chest but rather in her neck. It gets big like this after she eats and drinks and seems to obstruct her breathing a little. When it is not full, she breathes normally. We think with it in her neck like this, she must not be getting the full benefit of her feed, hence the stunted growth and the vitamins in her water still.
She is a happy little ducking and likes attention. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? I am so attached and want her to make it. If she were suffering, decisions would be made but she is very happy. ??????