Impacted Crop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scrow, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. scrow

    scrow Hatching

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    Hello,
    I am new to the community and new to chickens too. We got out first chicks 2 weeks ago. 3 bantums and a brahma. A few days ago we added 4 more, 2 buffs and 2 barred rocks. I noticed last night that one of the buff chicks(she is probably a week old at most) seems to have a large crop. The material in it isn't hard, but it hasn't gotten smaller throughout the day today, also isn't larger either. She is acting normal(eating, drinking, pooping). They are getting chick starter, some grit,and a few meal worms. Tonight I cleaned the brooder and took everything away besides the starter and water. I haven't separated her yet. Any suggestions? THANKS!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! If your chick is acting normal as you have said eating drinking and pooping I would not be worried. Small chicks especially week olds do have crops that look full when they have been eating crumb all the time. I experienced this my self and I feel it's because they only have chick fluff which makes the crop look more prominent when full of food. Here is a nice article on impacted crop and the signs to look out for https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments I think your chick will be fine just keep a watch for anything different happening.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with yiur chicks and hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will :frow
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
  3. N F C

    N F C snowing & blowing

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  4. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Your chick is probably ok. But you should check out the link provided by @Yorkshire coop
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chick is OK.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    My chicks often have full crops when they are young. If the chick is acting normal, I wouldn't worry too much.[​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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