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What Foods Do You Crop Feed?

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HI all...

 

It's been a while since I posted I hope everyone is okay.....

 

I have learned how to crop feed medication, I am needing to crop feed a 3 weeks old, but the food keeps clogging up the needle, I have only done medication before so I haven't had this problem..

 

Please help???

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A 3 week old can take a 14 or 16 guage crop needle and as such it wont block up a crop tube when using hand rearing mix.

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A 3 week old can take a 14 or 16 guage crop needle and as such it wont block up a crop tube when using hand rearing mix.

 

 

Kaz.... Iv'e only got an 18 gauge...is ther eanything I can use to tie him over till I get a 14 or 16???

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thinner food ??

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thinner food ??

 

 

That's what I thought as well GB, I strained the hand rearing mix till it was just about water and it still blocked up.

But it's all good.... I got a bigger gauge and all is okay now.

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This is just a suggestion, but at three weeks old, couldn't you try to teach him to eat from a syringe or spoon? If you've managed to get a couple of meals into his crop already, that should tide him over while he's learning to eat in other ways. If I have an "orphaned" 3 week old, I offer the spoon, and if it's rejected at first, by the next time, the chick is hungry enough to eat better.

 

 

Also, by that age I've introduced seed as bedding, and they can manage to eat enough to tide them over. Offer millet, too.:D

 

(Sorry if this isn't helpful. Maybe you've already tried these things. :blush: )

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