Why does my Australorp have such a big crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by legit chickens, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. legit chickens

    legit chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My Australorp has a pretty big crop. It is way bigger than the other chickens. Does it look normal to you guys don't know much about these kinds of things.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks like she a good eater!
    Sometimes one will eat more than the others and look like that. Crops should go up and down over the day as they eat/drink/poop.

    If you are concerned that the crop is not functioning correctly, check her at bedtime and them first thing in the am.
    Nighttime it should be full or most fully - first thing in the morning it should be empty or nearly empty.


    Here's some info on what a normal crop is like and what problems you may see.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/06/chicken-anatomy-crop-impacted-crop-sour.html
     

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