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Chickens with giant soft crops! Helps! (resolved)

Post Number:#1  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Thu May 21, 2020 8:22 pm


So my brood hatched out 5 chicks and everyone was happy. Chicks and mama looked great this morning, about 2 weeks old. So in the late day my mom says they all look funny and so we go up to check and everyone including the mom has a giant soft swollen crop. Doesn't smell so we don't think it's sour crop.... they all seem happy but it's just so large. We've had chickens for 2o years and never seen this
what is it?
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Re: Chickens with giant soft crops! Helps!

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Fri May 22, 2020 6:14 am


what have they been eating [besides commercial chicken food] ??
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Re: Chickens with giant soft crops! Helps!

Post Number:#3  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Fri May 22, 2020 3:16 pm


they've been eating whatever they find in the grass, probably alot of bugs and seeds. I locked them up over night and they had nothing but chick feed and water. In the morning, all the crops were almost to normal. Still slight swelling but no air. Not sure what happened but thankful they all recovered

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Fri May 22, 2020 6:47 pm


golden rabbitry wrote:they've been eating whatever they find in the grass, probably alot of bugs and seeds. I locked them up over night and they had nothing but chick feed and water. In the morning, all the crops were almost to normal. Still slight swelling but no air. Not sure what happened but thankful they all recovered


sometimes they eat too much grass, and it balls up in the crop..
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Re: Chickens with giant soft crops! Helps!

Post Number:#5  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Sat May 23, 2020 3:52 pm


well whatever it was is gone now but they always lived outside, nothing changed. There was just air and swelling, no grass....

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