Huge crop & funny neck movement

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gingerpeach22, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My largest chicken is a white Brahma about seven months old. I gave my dozen hens a half of a raw acorn squash today and I think she spent considerable time eating a large portion of it. Tonight her crop is huge - about the size of a small red delicious apple. She is making jerky movements involving her chest and neck, but hopped onto the roost tonight with the other hens. Did she eat way too much?
     
  2. ErinG

    ErinG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be. Check her crop in the morning to make sure that it is empty - and not impacted. If it's impacted it will still have some mass in it in the morning. Hopefully she just over indulged [​IMG]
     

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