Chick with impacted crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantiehen, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. bantiehen

    bantiehen Songster

    Nov 22, 2011
    my little rooster has a full crop but not full of food. maybe liquid or water and not sure what to do he's acting like he wants to throw it back up and can't Do I need to do anything? He's acting lethargic [​IMG] thanks
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Do a search here on BYC for "impacted crop, sour crop, olive oil, bread, and massage."

    I have no experience with this, but have read many times on here how someone gave their chicken olive oil soaked into bread then gently massaged the crop (this can damage the muscles so be careful I have read) to move things through. I would not induce vomiting myself, although some have done it.

    If it is truly impacted, there is a surgery thread for removing the impaction. If it is squishy then it might just be sour crop. Some chickens have this chronically I have read (pendulous crop)???

    Just giving you some search terms to research this in case no one responds. [​IMG]

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