stupid question: full vs impacted crop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rhaj, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little week old baby... his/her crop is very full... how do I know when that is a problem? She is acting fine.
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I think that at this time of night, that you are just looking at a full crop. Especially considering that the chick is acting normally.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks eat pretty constantly, so their crops are rarely empty.

    With impacted crop there is usually some kind of stringy material which is stopping the crop from emptying and the crop is full early in the morning before the chicken has eaten,

    Sandie
     
  4. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, she sure does! She is a little piggy [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  5. BackToMyRoots

    BackToMyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree--I had the same question and got the same answer. If you get completely worried, take their food away overnight and watch the crop magically reduce by the morning. Be prepared for some dirty looks from your chicks after that, though!
     

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