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#17398 - 05/09/04 03:15 PM crop?

I've heard people here talking about "crops", where the chicks store food, and since my chicks were moved to pine shavings, they've developed that smallish lump. What do I need to do about this? Is there anything that I need to know about them?

#17399 - 05/09/04 03:34 PM Re: crop?
Bill Ludwig Offline
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Thier crop will be just fine. It fills and empties so at times it will be noticable and other times not. You should be giving them some form of grit though so the gizzard can grind up any shavings or other food that they may get. This can be as simple as sprinkling sand on thier food each day as if you were salting it. You can also go to the feed store and get starter grit or the pet store and get grit for small birds. Apply the same way by sprinkling on food. Many have never had a problem with this but a couple members had a chick get its bowels plugged up with wood bits. Sorry I didn't mention this with your other question shocked .



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