Is it ok if my chicken crop is empty?

Marshmallow1234

Chirping
Oct 25, 2020
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In the morning I fed them corn grits, corn meal with oats and pumpkin seeds and some raw rice but they don’t rlly eat it because I see their crop is empty. I see them pecking the grass and occasionally going to my door and pecking it. Are they hungry? I don’t know what to do. But they were preening themselves and wagging tail a bit at the door
 

Hanathehappyhen

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Jan 2, 2018
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Nicasio CA
In the morning I fed them corn grits, corn meal with oats and pumpkin seeds and some raw rice but they don’t rlly eat it because I see their crop is empty. I see them pecking the grass and occasionally going to my door and pecking it. Are they hungry? I don’t know what to do. But they were preening themselves and wagging tail a bit at the door
It should be fine if their crops are empty, as long as they seem healthy. They'll eat when they're hungry. Can you feel around their chest to make sure that their crops are empty? Sometimes you can't tell. Are you only feeding them corn and seeds?
 

Marshmallow1234

Chirping
Oct 25, 2020
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Canada
It should be fine if their crops are empty, as long as they seem healthy. They'll eat when they're hungry. Can you feel around their chest to make sure that their crops are empty? Sometimes you can't tell. Are you only feeding them corn and seeds?
I’m pretty sure it’s empty. I feed corn oats rice pumpkin seeds and some vegetables like cucumbers
 

Marshmallow1234

Chirping
Oct 25, 2020
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Canada
Where do you live like do you live on an island because I do and I don't think they sell chicken food here either. But I would buy some food off the internet if you are sure they don't sell proper chicken food where you live.
No I live in Canada. And where on the internet I searched on Amazon, nothing showed
 

Picklethequail

Chirping
Dec 17, 2020
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Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts
No I live in Canada. And where on the internet I searched on Amazon, nothing showed
Oh cool that you live in Canada its really pretty there. I think they sell some mealworms and corn mixed together on Petco. If you don't want to buy that than you can also mix some corn with radish and mealworms and other vegetables. I can make you a list of vegetables and other foods they can eat if you like.
 

Marshmallow1234

Chirping
Oct 25, 2020
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Canada
Oh cool that you live in Canada its really pretty there. I think they sell some mealworms and corn mixed together on Petco. If you don't want to buy that than you can also mix some corn with radish and mealworms and other vegetables. I can make you a list of vegetables and other foods they can eat if you like.
Sure that will be great. I give them mealworms as treats but I don’t give them a lot because they won’t eat anything else other than worms. Would oats and rice mixed with corn work?
 

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