I have a silkie pullet that I am treating for wry neck. She is doing great and can eat on her own. She has everything available: crumbles, grit, water at all times. Then twice a day she gets a plate of her vitamins with scrambled eggs, milk/crackers, and a crumble/yogurt mash.
She seems to be going crazy pigging out on the grit though. Now, when I feel her crop in the morning (and all day), it feels like it is filled with grit. I don't trust her water intake so I am using a syringe to make sure she is getting water. When I do this, I massage the crop to mix everything and help it go down slightly...you can then feel that the water drained but the gritty material is still in there. This is the same when she eats everything else as well. Her crop will be full, then as she digests, it goes down, but never completely. You can feel the grit...I am assuming it is grit.
So far she seems to be fine...this has been going on for days now and she has been stable. Does it sound like I am doing the right thing and it will slowly digest? Should I take away her grit or do something else?
Aside from this odd crop thing she is recovering very well. She is active, eating, talking.