Normal crop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kait27, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Kait27

    Kait27 Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central Massachusetts
    My girls arrived yesterday! Four buff orpingtons, hatched on Friday or Saturday. They are all doing well, very lively, eating a lot, drinking well, and running around. My question is, is it normal to be able to feel their crop? It doesn't seem overly large, but when i pick the chick up, i can feel it, and feel the food inside it. They haven't had anything to eat but chick starter and water. Is this normal?
  2. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    Yup. I had a few that were little piggies and it actually looked like they had golf ball sized growths on their chests!

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