Help! Crop Bound Chick???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MimiChicken, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. MimiChicken

    MimiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Halls Crossroads, TN
    I am not a newby to raising chicks but I may have made an unwise decision.
    I put my 2 week old chicks out in the sun and they loved it. I included their feed, water and chick grit.
    Evidently my Americanas thought the grass was prerty neat stuff. I saw them nipping at it.
    Now, two of the three have very large crops and one of them is looking mighty poor, indeed.
    Any helpful words?
    Once about 20 years ago I had a beautiful Banty hen that I gave vegetable oil to and massaged the crop. She recovered nicely. But how much would I give a chick or is there another (better) remedy?
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    How long ago were they on the grass? Also, what do you mean when you say the chick is looking poor? You can take the food away overnight and see if the crops go down by morning. If so, resume feeding only chick starter. If not, we'll need to move this to emergencies.

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