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Crop query

Postby poachedegg » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:01 pm

I have a five year old bantam Wyandotte. At bedtime her crop is huge,so large you would think that she is going to fall on her face.
In the morning when I feel her crop it is empty but still looks very big and flops about when she walks. She hasn't got an impacted or sour crop just a large empty bag.Should I be worried or is this just one of those things?
She eats very well,poops are normal and she lays quite well.
Thank you for any info
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Re: Crop query

Postby dinosaw » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:07 pm

Provided the crop is emptying overnight I wouldn't be too worried, it's probably just one of those age related things I would say, sounds like she has stretched out her crop over time.
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Re: Crop query

Postby Marigold » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:23 am

dinosaw wrote:Provided the crop is emptying overnight I wouldn't be too worried, it's probably just one of those age related things I would say, sounds like she has stretched out her crop over time.

I know how she feels!
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Re: Crop query

Postby poachedegg » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:24 am

Thank you both for your replies,thought that may be the reason and I'm with you on that Marigold !!
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Re: Crop query

Postby LadyA » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 am

Marigold wrote:
dinosaw wrote:Provided the crop is emptying overnight I wouldn't be too worried, it's probably just one of those age related things I would say, sounds like she has stretched out her crop over time.

I know how she feels!

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Re: Crop query

Postby bigyetiman » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:20 pm

We had a girl that had a very stretchy floppy crop in the mornings, never bothered her she was a good layer tough as old boots and lived until she was 7
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Re: Crop query

Postby Margaid » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:01 pm

There's hope for me yet then!
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