06-12-2016, 04:05 PM
Congratulations on your first pinkie!
The crop on a newly-hatched chick is very small and as the chick grows, the crop will naturally grow alongside it.
After the chick is first fed, you will be able to see a creamy light yellowish substance on the crop.
Most likely by this time your chick is getting nourishment from yolk sac which is being naturally absorbed by its body and will only be fed by momma bird later on.
Here is a photo of a couple of my chicks. The one on the left has an empty crop (had just hatched) while the older one on the right you can see the yellow contents on a filled crop in the between the right foot and the head (right below the neck area).
I will see if I can find a better photo.
Here's another one of the crop of an older chick:
Another of a full crop
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 06-12-2016 at 04:20 PM.
Reason: Adding pic