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huge crop
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Hi everyone!

Ok I know this is going to sound really thick but here goes:

I picked up a young cambell duck yesterday to keep my campbell company (she lost her runner buddy a couple of months ago). All seemed ok, I kept her penned untill nightfall and then put her in with her new friend overnight. Whilst she was penned she ate a huge amount of layers pellets.This morning I noticed her crop was really massive to the point she looks quite deformed. Do ducks get compacted crop? My original cambell has never looked like this.

She seems to be getting on fine with her new friend.

All ideas gratefully received <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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[quote name='rho' date='23 January 2012 - 12:18 PM' timestamp='1327321111' post='249856']

Hi everyone!

Ok I know this is going to sound really thick but here goes:

I picked up a young cambell duck yesterday to keep my campbell company (she lost her runner buddy a couple of months ago). All seemed ok, I kept her penned untill nightfall and then put her in with her new friend overnight. Whilst she was penned she ate a huge amount of layers pellets.This morning I noticed her crop was really massive to the point she looks quite deformed. Do ducks get compacted crop? My original cambell has never looked like this.

She seems to be getting on fine with her new friend.

All ideas gratefully received <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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you will find its because she ate a huge quantity of food in one go, probably early morning before you let them out.

It will gradually go down over the course of the day, if its only layers pellets.



When i used to keep ducks i never left them with food overnight. They are so messy its just not worth it and they dont need it. Outside for eating, inside for sleeping and laying <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



Keep an eye for 24hrs, if the bulge does not go down, then she may have something else in there.
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[quote name='Ross Clarke' date='23 January 2012 - 01:58 PM' timestamp='1327327111' post='249863']

you will find its because she ate a huge quantity of food in one go, probably early morning before you let them out.

It will gradually go down over the course of the day, if its only layers pellets.



When i used to keep ducks i never left them with food overnight. They are so messy its just not worth it and they dont need it. Outside for eating, inside for sleeping and laying <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



Keep an eye for 24hrs, if the bulge does not go down, then she may have something else in there.

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Thanks Ross,

I hoped it wasn't anything to worry about but I'm still pretty new to duck keeping so I don't want to take any chances. I will keep an eye on her but do feel slightly reasurred <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
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