15 week old EE with crop problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rccrosby, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. rccrosby

    rccrosby Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    Hootie my 15 week old EE needs your help. I noticed yesterday that she had a very large squishy crop, after researching it I figured out it was sour crop. I massaged the crop and she vomited 3 times(nasty smelling stuff) I brought her inside in a cage and gave her acv in her water and bread soaked in oil, along with boiled egg. Last nite when I checked on her she looked like she was feeling better but she had something sticking out her vent.I had my hubby hold her and discovered her rectum was sticking out a bit with a glob of grass.I oiled it up and waited about 1 hour for her to pass it but she couldn't.I could hear her straining and whining.I knew i had to help.With 1 hand I held the rectum in and with the other pulled the grass clump out. It took awhile but it did come out,and her rectum went back inside her. I am amazed at the size of the grass clump. Hootie is now eating and drinking fine but she is pooping blood.I'm not sure what to do now. please help
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    wow, that is a new one on me. She may have just strained trying to pass that which is why the blood. If she is eating and drinking ok, it might work itself out. Hopefully someone with experience will answer. Good luck and great job on helping her out! [​IMG]
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    Wow, poor thing!

    You've done everything exactly the way you should. Just keep her isolated and quiet away from the flock, and make sure she gets enough food and water. She probably got a small tear in her stomach wall, or vent from trying to pass that. It's really great that she was able to empty her crop by herself! Forcing a crop regurgitation is stressful for everyone involved.

    The only suggestion I would have is to put some children's Tylenol in her water, which will help her with the pain, and reduce any swelling she might have internally.

    You're a very good chicken parent!
  4. rccrosby

    rccrosby Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    Hootie has taken a turn for the worse.She vomited up some more grass this am but refuses to eat or drink anything.I have tried to use a dropper but she lets the water run out.All she does is sleep.Hootie is losing weight fast, i can feel her bones.Her crop was big tonight and I massaged it and all she did was burp a few times and that caused the crop to return to normal size.Please, please help me I don't know what to do anymore.
  5. rccrosby

    rccrosby Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    [​IMG] Hootie passed away lastnight [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    [​IMG] I'm sorry.
  7. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    [​IMG] I'm sorry, you did everything you could. [​IMG]
  8. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    I just lost a girl last week, too. I'm so sorry. Who would ever think one could feel this way about a chicken. [​IMG]
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