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I have an astrolorp and I think she has impacted crop.  Her abdomen is enlarged and she had a hard mass there about the size of a tennis ball.  My husband massaged her last night and we fed her water with a syringe to help loosen it up.  We also tried to make her vomit whatever is stuck.   It worked a bit.  The mass is not has hard but still there.  She is separated from the rest of my hens for the time being until I can get her back to herself.  Anyone know what else I can do to help her???

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If it's her abdomen that is enlarged, the crop is not impacted, but she has a different problem.

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Any idea what is could be?
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After doing some research I think she has a pendulous crop. How do I know if I completely emptied the crop since it seems like it is now stretched out. Will it go back to normal after it is emptied?
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Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest posting the symptoms on the "Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries and Cures" section.

 

In the meanwhile, the Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
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Please post in fullest details - photos are a big help - at the ER thread doesn't sound like crop issues,  maybe she is egg bound or  tumor!!

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Here is a link to an excellent article in the Learning Center on crops and how to diagnose problems with it:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments

 

If that's not what's going on with her then post on the emergency forum giving all details you can think of such as age, eating & pooping, etc.

 

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After doing some research I think she has a pendulous crop. How do I know if I completely emptied the crop since it seems like it is now stretched out. Will it go back to normal after it is emptied?

I had a young rooster who had an impacted crop that became stretched.  At that time his crop did not work at all.  I wrapped an elastic bandage around him to compress the crop while still giving him his massage treatments, every few hours.  He wore the bandage all the time, probably for a month, and his crop did work again, and shrank back to normal.


Edited by JanetMarie - 3/11/16 at 4:10am
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Thank you for the advice. I'm going to try the bandage today.
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