How much can a chicken's crop hold?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FussyHen, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. FussyHen

    FussyHen Out Of The Brooder

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    For a heavy breed, like my Sussex mix? Just a matter of curiosity.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    My real "foodies" probably can hold half a cup. Usually it's more like a quarter cup, though.
     
  3. FussyHen

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    That sounds very reasonable. An acquaintance said I should check their crops frequently, but they always act so healthy that I rarely do.

    Thank you!
     

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