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Cinnamon queen with enlarged crop and head jerk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Crs1, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Crs1

    Crs1 Songster

    May 13, 2014
    West central Missouri
    I treated her for the crop about a month ago and everything seemed better. But last week the crop enlarged again and she now has a head jerk from side to side I am thinking pendulous crop but I dont know about the jerk. She is eating drinking pooping and acting normal not sure about laying. What I have read is that the crop wont go to normal size Not sure what to do
    Thanks connie
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would recommend crating her with water containg vitamins and electrolytes, and no feed until the crop goes down. Massage the crop several times a day. You can try either some doccusate sodium capsules (stool softener,) a 1/4 tsp of castor oil, or some molasses to try to get things moving along. Here are some articles and threads about crop problems to read:
    See post # 4: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/702383/impacted-crop-symptoms

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