My chicks crop is HUGE! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WooingWyandotte, May 6, 2011.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    My chicks got overfed and now their crops are enormous, we can see food in their crops because they are so stretched! I'm really angry, what can I do? Is there something to feed them? Is it best to just let them digest it? Please help!
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    take the feed away from them untill their crop goes down, and just keep an eye on them
     
  3. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Will do. Thanks.
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Olive oil works too. Either soak a little piece of bread or use a dropper. I had to do it twice with the baby chicks.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If your going to try the olive oil, don't try getting it down the throats because if your not sure which hole to put it in you could get it into their lung and then you'll really have problems, I'd just take the food away and see how they look in the morning.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks will often eat a lot and have therefore have a large crop. This is normal, and whoever fed your chickens did nothing wrong. I'm not sure its even possible to overfeed them. I always leave food for my baby chicks 24/7. It is true that sometimes the crop can get compacted (which is serious), but usually it naturally takes care of itself.
     
  7. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you so much! I just took the food away from them overnight then let them have it 24/7 and after a couple days crops are normal completely.
     
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