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Impacted crop? 10 day old Silkie chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Squirglederk, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Squirglederk

    Squirglederk Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, hoping someone can help me. I have 8, 10 day old Silkie chicks in a brooder using lucerne chaff as the litter, medicated starter and water. One of them has a large crop, it is pliable and if you listen carefully when you gently massage it, it seems to have some air in there too. I took the food away from them last night and this morning this little one's crop was still full. Could it be impacted? if so, is there something I can do for it? It seems normal in every other way. Thanks.
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  2. odmejss

    odmejss Out Of The Brooder

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    very bad she may die . you have to call a doc
     
  3. Squirglederk

    Squirglederk Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, thanks. I thought it was bad, it was just that the chick seems so normal in every other way.
     
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Hello!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

    Post this in 'Emergencies Diseases Injuries and Cures' they can help you there. Good luck with your baby. :hugs.
     
  5. Squirglederk

    Squirglederk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you NickyKnack. I will try and do just that.
     

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