Bone protruding in neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MercyMe03, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. MercyMe03

    MercyMe03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have posted a few things on here lately about my chick, about 8 weeks old. I came to the conclusion today that it seems she almost has a bone sticking out in the middle of her neck. It is above where her crop would be. Could there be something stuck higher up in throat? Whatever it it is is clearly not making her feel herself. I going to take her to the vet but can't do that until tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas? Maybe something that can at least give me a peace of mind until tomorrow. This has all just happened in the last few days.

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    The lump does go down some when she puts her head up....
    I forgot.. But when you part her feathers in the front you can actually see where something is sticking out of her chest area. It is not going through her skin right now.
     
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  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like impacted crop. Protrusion could be something she ingested,possible a stick,twig,or shavings. Can you open her beak and see if anything is stuck in her throat? Does she have grit?
     
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    MercyMe03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her crop below felt empty.... I have been giving some oil and nothing seems to help yet. This was last night when I took her out of the coop. I am hoping all it is is an impacted crop. The strange thing is its in the middle of her neck. Can an impacted crop go up this far?
     
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    Yes, she does have grit. I haven't been able to see anything in her throat but I will check again. If its that badly impacted is their a way I can cure it myself?

    The weather here has been REALLY bad lately and some pine shavings we had in a burn pile blew into their pen. If she ingested that could it cause it to be this high?
     
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  5. ten chicks

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    Yes, if it is a large mass. Can she eat? How is her poop,if green(other than eating grass clippings,etc)usually means she is not eating. Has she had access to long grass clippings,they tend to get knotted up in crop,turns into a twisted ball.
     
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    She ate very little yesterday. I scrambled her an egg and put some oil on it for her to see if that might help. She has popped a little pit. It's been mostly white and lime green. Then for a while she started pooping alot. It was dark little blobs. She perked up for a little bit. The mass did not go down... And now she's back to feeling punie again. :(
     
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    Yes, i can tell she is not well. Because she is so young,i would let the vet look at her. Can be dangerous massaging crop in young birds,contents may aspirate chick. Make sure she is drinking,chickens can become dehydrated very fast.
     
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    MercyMe03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankfully she has been drinking. I make sure I see her do that. Thank you for your help. I will be at the vets office first thing in the morning. :)
     
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    Keep us updated on how your little one is. Best wishes for her!
     
  10. MercyMe03

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    Thank you so much! I will let you know when I get out of the vets office tomorrow.
     

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