Huge crop. But, nothing abnormal given to eat?? ADVICE???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by little farmer, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, tonight when I out with my chickens I noticed that my one hen's (Buttermilk) crop was abnormally big. I didn't give her anything to eat besides her normal layer feed. She is acting fine, and eating and drinking normally. Did she just eat too much, or did she eat something too big? Thanks in advance!!! ~ little farmer
     
  2. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    If her breathe is stinky, like a 'sour' smell, she could have sour crop. Search it on here, there are many threads giving advice. Is it possible that she just had a good day foraging?
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Mine occasionally come in looking like they've swallowed a baseball. Check her in the morning before she goes out. If it's gone fine, if it's not then you might have a problem. But wait and see what the morning brings.
     
  4. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haha, very well put Blarneyeggs. It looks like she just had a good day of foraging. :) I checked her in the morning and her crop was back to normal. Thanks!!
     
  5. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Great news. : )
     
  6. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, weird thing again today. I took them out to go run around some while I did the horses, and when I got back her crop was the same hugeness. She's fine 'flying' eating drinking walking pecking doing everything normal. Is she just eating more than normal to stay warm cause of the cold winter??
     

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