Normal crop?

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

  1. Kait27

    Kait27 Songster

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    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

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    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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