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Crop empty

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mbrock, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. mbrock

    mbrock Chirping

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    My Black Oprington always seem to have an almost empty crop. My other birds always have a full crop at roost time. With her you can feel a small amount in the crop but not much. I have seen her eat a little and she drinks. During the day she is out scratching around with the rest and seem to be acting normal. I haven't noticed any weight loss.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    As long as she is maintaining weight, there is most likely nothing to worry about.
     
  3. mbrock

    mbrock Chirping

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    Thank you I lost my other black to egg bound.
     
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    mbrock Chirping

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    I noticed today when giving blackie her bath that an area of skin looked "out of place". It looked like a sac full of air , almost like what and air filled crop but on the right side were the wing and neck meet. I could not get a picture. I'l try tomorrow to get one. Could my girls' empty crop be from damage to her crop. I really wish i had a pics.We(my son) has us wanting to add to hens/pullets to our small flock. Has anyone heard of this with English lines of opringtons.
     
  5. mbrock

    mbrock Chirping

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    The best i can describe it as would be maybe a hernia.
     

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