two week old seramas crop problem?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Baralak, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is my first time to raise seramas, and all 4 of mine have a grape sized crops. They are only 2 weeks old. It feels a little firmer than a water balloon, and didn't know if that was normal. I changed their brooder yesterday and put in some fresh hay. They are eating 20% starter that has been ground, and water nothing else. They are active, eatning, drinking, flying on top of me head, and pooing. Please let me know if this is normal, and if not what do I need to do?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok... now I'm worried.. They are now almost 3 weeks old, and that grape size lump which I guess is a crop, on the front, left side if facing the bird, is still distended. The down around it is starting to look ratty. I'm going to take a pic of it. This is really only affecting one of the birds, the rest get this way at night, then by morning it is gone. They are all healty other than that. Just seems every night the same.
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is one of their crops... One thing that I do notice.. is that their poo.. is quite Firm.... Bottom is poo shot.
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  4. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Wow that's not normal. I raise these birds and never have had a chick look like that. I have no idea and hope someone here can help. Good luck!
     
  5. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you think they are eating hay... But the weirdest thing is that in the morning after they slept all night, it will be either a lot smaller, or gone. But it is SOOOOOO large at night. I know that it isn't normal, but I just don't know what to do.. First thing is that I think I am going to give them something softer for a couple of days.. Maybe yogart, or some soft bread. I'm going to take the hay out of their brooder, and go with some larger pine shavings.. TSC has aspen shavings would this work for them?
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  6. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Maybe put them in the brooder and give them water and chick start only and see if it is going away and if it does then you know its something they ate. Its strangs...
     
  7. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has anyone else seen anything like this before????
     

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