BLRW with huge crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scgamecock, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I tried giving her mineral oil last night and she took it like a good girl.This morning she is still walking around in the chicken yard but I don't know if it helped any.I will find out when I get home from work.Anybody got any other idea's other than surgery?She's a really sweet girl and I hate to lose her.
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Take away food for a little while. She probably ate to much and her crop is packed. This happens with my meat birds if i dont restrict feed. Good Luck, let us know what happens
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Update. Tonight her crop was still hard as a baseball.I gave her some more mineral oil and massaged her crop for a couple of minutes and I felt it crumble in my hand.It feels soft and plyable now so I'm hoping she will empty it out overnight.She is a splash colored BLRW from McMurray and about 9 months old.I'll try to get a picture of her to post.
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Great! Now, take her food away overnight and make sure her crop is empty tomorrow morning. Let us know how she's doing!
     
  5. Xtradust

    Xtradust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nov 19, 2007
    Orange, CA
    Sorry to hijack, but if I don't have Mineral Oil, can I use VetRx for the same problem?

    Is there something else you can feed instead of Mineral Oil?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    VetRx is like Vapo Rub, so no, it won't work. You use that for stuffy noses, etc. Mineral oil is really your best and safest bet.
     
  7. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Thanks guys. We will see what happens.
     
  8. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    BLRW is doing ok.Her crop is still bigger than normal just not exactly like it should be but she seems to be holding up pretty well.I have to work during the day so I can't observe her but I'm gonna try this weekend.
     

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