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Ten day old Barnevelder with impacted crop.

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Our ten day old Double Laced Barnevelder has a very distended crop...you can see the veins in her very tightly stretched skin. I have not witnessed her pooping today. I have been giving her 10ml droppers of water 3 to 5 times a day, and I have been removing the feeder at night, to prevent her from eating all night long. When do I panic and take her to the vet? I am not a newbie at this, but these are my first peeps in five years, and this is a new problem on me.....bumblefoot surgery and crossed beaks I am good at, but this has me concerned. Thanks for any and all bits of advice.

 

 

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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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post #2 of 6

Sorry, don't know what to tell you except I thought this was a good article, which you can search:  Impacted Crop Diaries.  It's a pretty interesting article, and hope it helps.

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Our ten day old Double Laced Barnevelder has a very distended crop...you can see the veins in her very tightly stretched skin. I have not witnessed her pooping today. I have been giving her 10ml droppers of water 3 to 5 times a day, and I have been removing the feeder at night, to prevent her from eating all night long. When do I panic and take her to the vet? I am not a newbie at this, but these are my first peeps in five years, and this is a new problem on me.....bumblefoot surgery and crossed beaks I am good at, but this has me concerned. Thanks for any and all bits of advice.


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I gave mine olive oil in a dropper as well as apple Cider vinegar to try and loosen it up! Also massaged crop downward!
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I've tried the dropper of water, with apple cider vinegar in it, and I've tried massaging the crop. I gave them all access to a piece of bread with olive oil on it, but all that did was give them a skating rink to slip around on. If you are dosing with olive oil, what amount are we talking about? I can only get about 10 mls of water in her at one sitting. And, I'm a little afraid of her aspirating the oil into her lungs. But if that helps her empty this clog, I'll give it a go. 

 

Thanks,

 

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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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I've tried the dropper of water, with apple cider vinegar in it, and I've tried massaging the crop. I gave them all access to a piece of bread with olive oil on it, but all that did was give them a skating rink to slip around on. If you are dosing with olive oil, what amount are we talking about? I can only get about 10 mls of water in her at one sitting. And, I'm a little afraid of her aspirating the oil into her lungs. But if that helps her empty this clog, I'll give it a go. 

Thanks,

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I just dropped what she would take! Only a few! Hope your chick gets better!
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Thanks! Here's hoping she clears out soon! One thing's for sure, she'll be well used to being handled.

 

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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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