Hen has deep "voice" and very big crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dakrazyk, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. dakrazyk

    dakrazyk Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhode Island Red hen has a pretty big crop and a strangely deep voice, but my other Rhode Island Red hen has a high pitched normal chirp or "voice." Is this normal or do I need to fix something?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. I would check out the hen with the large crop in the early mornings to make sure that her crop is mostly empty. Pendulous crop is a condition where the crop has been stretched out, and lost it's elasticity from overeating. She may just be a big eater, and is a bigger bodied chicken. My larger hens tend to have a deeper voice. Just keep an eye on them for any unusual respiratory symptoms.
     
  3. dakrazyk

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    Thanks for the help, I'm going to check on her tomorrow.
     

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