Please Help I think my chicks are gonna die!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken0Boy, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, so I think most of my chicks have an impacted crop! How do I know if they do? Do any of who have pics of a chick with and impacted crop and one without? Please help! I am so scared!
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    If you're really scared, you can take away their feed for a few hours. Likely, they just finished a big meal. A crop will normally fill and empty as the chicks eat. If they're still running around and looking alert and healthy, they will probably be fine.
     
  3. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok I am gonna take their feed away. I am so scared They ran out of food sometime during the night, and I fed them when I woke up, so that might be it. I sure hope so. Thanks for helping me!
     
  4. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's highly unlikely that most of your chicks have impacted crops. I don't think it's a very common problem, unless they've been eating long strands of hay that get wound up inside their crops, or something like that. Like Spring said, they probably just ate a lot and have full crops. Where are they? In a brooder or outside on grass? Are you giving them grit to digest their food (if fed anything other than chick starter)?
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    unless they got into something they shopuld not have ie: straw, string, plastics, then they are not inpacted just full. if it is the size of a golf ball or gumb ball dont worry they do fill up fast. remove food for a little while and it should go down. if eating only starter feed I would say almost impossible to get impacted crop. but it could happen if they eat a lot of shavings. usually they are not that dumb. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much! I now think they are just full. [​IMG]
     

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