very large crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coopkeeper, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. coopkeeper

    coopkeeper New Egg

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    I have 2 hens who just began to lay eggs. Tonight I noticed they both have VERY large and soft crops. Is this unusual? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I hope not. My Buff Orpington, aka bottomless pit, had a crop the size of a baseball today. And she still came running for bread bits!
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Check the crop first thing is the morning. It should have gone down by early morning. It is common for the crops to be quite large later in the day after they've been eating all day. If it's still big in the morning, repost. Let us know if it's squisky or hard.

    Jody
     

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