Swollen craw

denabry

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Sep 10, 2014
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I have 52 chickens. Several have swollen craws. How do I treat so many chickens?? At least 6 are like that. One severely swollen. What causes it? We give them laying pellets and scratch and occasionally I have fresh fruit or veggies for them. We provide fresh water everyday. I add polyvisol and ACV too.
Don't know what I'm doing wrong!
 

denabry

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
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Yep. That's what I meant. I'll snap a pic in the morning and post it. Thanks
 

hennible

Crowing
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
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Lot of wet foods, apple sauce, olive oil, even water down some of the regular feed. Also you can massage the lump to help break it up so it moves onto the next stage of digestion. Do they get lots of grass or wild greens? I've heard or read ( can't remember ) that old greens, tough fibrous grass or dandelion can cause this ( just hard to break up )... Just a thought. Good luck
 

denabry

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
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No they've cleared all the grass out. Just laying pellets and scratch.
 

hennible

Crowing
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
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Sorry one more post. Could they have eaten any string or anything " string like "? Stuff like that gets stuck ( like the old grass ). Or sometimes they over load on dirt an grit ( rare ) and that's what blocks the crop up.
 

denabry

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400

This is the worst one
 

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