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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

    Jun 22, 2014
    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).

    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

    Apr 19, 2016
    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

    Apr 19, 2016
    The sand would act like grit it would not hurt her

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