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Trying to learn but feel like I'm losing!!

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I have 11 week old Isa browns and totally in love with them! I recently lost one with an impacted crop sad.png After that I switched from wheat straw to pine shavings in their coop and cleaned the run thoroughly. I have another sweetie "Midnight" that I feel is getting an impacted crop too. I now know it's something I'm doing wrong!!! I read where mealworms are bad is that the issue?? It's really the only treat they've had in 2 weeks!! But is that too much protein am I hurting them??? HELP I'm frustrated reading a million different things, I just want to fix what I'm doing wrong and help with "Midnight" toward recovery!! I'm stopping with the mealworms will she get better if I'm feeding her olive oil bread???
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Hi and welcome to BYC.  I would suggest that you post your question in as much detail as possible on the ER thread - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures.

 

Good luck 

 

CT

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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined the flock! Here is a very good article on crop issues:

 

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

 

If you have more questions or need clarification please start a thread in the Emergencies section and tag @TwoCrows who wrote the article, she'd be happy to help you. Best of luck!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I believe Midnight is getting better her crop feels like a sand bag full of sand and grit hopefully it's grinding everything up and her poos are looking normal !!
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I hope Midnight will be better soon.  Please keep us updated .  :welcome

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