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noise from the crop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bananakey, May 23, 2016.

  1. bananakey

    bananakey Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a polish chicks I picked up the weekend. I think she's just a few days old. She is so tiny (and cute as you can see).
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    I have noticed she has had a little bit of runny droppings. I cleaned pasty butt off her yesterday but it was just a little bit.

    this morning I checked and her crop wasn't empty. I picked her up to massage it and there is a soft cracking noise when I touch it. The noise sounds like it you rubbed sand grains between something or crinkled up paper.

    she is active and I did see her drinking and eating last night so I'm not are what to make of this. They have had no treats since I got them. I feed the scratch and peck starter feed and they are in a sand brooder, I've never provided grit to mt chicks since it seems they peck at the sand with the same effect.

    is this grainy, crinkly noise normal? I have a friend who said she's gotten several polish and never been able to keep them alive so I'm worried about losing her. :(
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
  2. grichard

    grichard Out Of The Brooder

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    It's natural for chicks to basically peck everything it probaly took in some sand Abd that's the noise you hear I would not be alarmed especially if she looks fine
     
  3. grichard

    grichard Out Of The Brooder

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    The sand would act like grit it would not hurt her
     

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