Swollen Crop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by france, May 14, 2009.

  1. france

    france Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    North East
    I fed an all mushed/crushed up hard boiled egg to my just about 2 week old chicks. A few days ago I fed a scrambled egg with no issues so I did not think a mushed up hard boiled would be bad for them. I now have 7 swollen crop chicks. (I feel horrible) Some worse then others, obviously in the more piggie chicks. They are all acting normally. Should I take away chick feed? Should I try to massage them? Should I feed grit? I actually got some today after reading up about it this morning.

    Thanks for any advice!

  2. Because it is egg and should dissolve eventually, I think you'll get away with it! [​IMG]

    But I agree that they are young for anything but their medicated crumbles.

    It might help to moisten the crumbles to assist in digestion.[​IMG]

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