Question: Is it ever normal for a chick to have a mushy crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by imaduck, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. imaduck

    imaduck In the Brooder

    I've been trying to get my little chick who was sick about a month ago back outside with the big girls. I noticed tonight that her crop is a little soft, small but definitely has something in it and soft. Is this ever normal? Or do you think it's not completely emptying? This is part of why she almost died before...

    Here's the link to the thread from when she was really sick:

    I'll call the vet tomorrow, but I thought if perhaps I'm just overly sensitive to her condition, I could get some reassurance tonight [​IMG]


  2. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Her crop should be soft and full at night and empty in the morning.
  3. It's understandable that you would worry, but her crop may be normal. If she is otherwise acting normal, some evening soon you should be able to return her...
  4. imaduck

    imaduck In the Brooder

    i left her overnight without her mash, just water, and this morning, her crop was empty. she's still having a little trouble passing grass, so i was worried things might get bad again, but not so. she is up and ready for today [​IMG]

  5. That's good news, nicley done! [​IMG]

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