Would like some impacted crop information

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by heby, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. heby

    heby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2013
    I was wondering how common it is for crops to become impacted in chicks. What an impacted crop actually looks like and how can you prevent it? Some of my chicks seem like their "chest" is a little big but they seem to be eating fine. Maybe overeating. haha. What kind of poops should 1-4 wk old chicks have?
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    They can be a bit greedy and really pack it in. The trick is to check the crop first thing in the morning before they start eating. Of course it should be flat then.

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