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HELP!! Impacted Crop????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sandystn, May 4, 2012.

  1. sandystn

    sandystn New Egg

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    I have 15 chicks that are 5 weeks old. One died last night of what i believe is an impacted crop. As I was putting them in the coop this evening I noticed another one has a large crop also. I am concerned that this one will die also. She is still eating and drinking and is very active. What am I doing that is causing this? Is there a special grit for chicks? or are they to young for grit? What can i do to prevent this from happening.
    I have been raising (hens) for 3 years and have never had this problem before. They have a pen that is attached to the coop and are outside during the day. I also have 11 adullt hens that share the same coop. They all seem to get along quite well.
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  2. shadow rabbit10

    shadow rabbit10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is chick grit. I would recommend using it. I hope they are ok!
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    You can use some grit from outside or some sand will probably work if you think the grit from the store is to big. I hope they get ok.
     

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