8-week old with large crop-I'm feeling nothing in crop...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wynette, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got an 8-week old pullet, who looks like the girl in this thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=237373

    Here's what I've done:

    First night, removed food and water. Next morning, she was the same.

    Fed her 1T crumble moistened with 1t ACV and 1t olive oil.

    Have been vigorously massaging a few times daily, and I feel NOTHING in her crop. It feels like a balloon. I had one pullet in the past with a clogged up crop, and I could feel crumble and grit in her crop. This girl, just feels like air. I can't feel a darn thing in there.

    She's pooping a bit; mostly very liquidy and whitish. She has a bit of an appetite.

    This morning, I fed her the 1T crumble/1t ACV/1t olive oil again. I'm unsure what I'll come home to after work, but I'm very worried about her.

    I feel like there may be an air sac in the general vicinity and am wondering about air sac disease or puncture...but there is no crackling, and no other symptoms.

    Is there anything else I can do for this girl? Thanks, guys.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Boy, this is a puzzle isn't it? I wish I knew what to tell you to do, but alas, I have not had to deal with crop issues yet (thank goodness!) and am clueless. [​IMG] Hopefully someone will come along and give you some good advice. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    My pullet died in my hands after work tonight. Sigh...[​IMG]
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Oh I'm so sorry you lost her. [​IMG]
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am so sorry about your pullet. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Darn, Wyn, I'm so sorry.
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry Wynette. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Haven't been here for a couple days (sick) Did you open the crop? If it was not a puncture (I am assuming you had access to the info on how to deal with that) then it seems to me to be sour crop (which is often secondary to something else) nystatin (sometimes in combo with an appropriate antibiotic ) is usually the treatment for that.>>> (((hugs))))
    P.S. >>> not at all sure about giving her a tablespoon of ACV in these circumstances... crop stasis (where the crop is not moving the food through) means the bird is going to be dehydrated (and you always must address the dehydration first > electroytes or ringers solution under the skin will be necessary for that ) Also, birds that age will sometimes pig out on bedding material and this will clog up thier gizzrd which can be deadly.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The bird is gone Diana and the crop was never sour. Wouldn't it have smelled sour if it was sour crop? I've personally never dealt with any crop issues, so that is truly a sincere question!
     

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