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Crop full and struggling to breathe !!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cassiedavis, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. cassiedavis

    cassiedavis Out Of The Brooder

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    Help, I've been massaging and giving her a water through a medicine dropper. Anything else I can do??
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Is her crop hard? How does her belly feel?

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  3. cassiedavis

    cassiedavis Out Of The Brooder

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    Crop is full and pretty hard. I can feel the pellets in there. I can kinda move them around a little
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of her so we can get an idea of how sick she looks?

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  5. cassiedavis

    cassiedavis Out Of The Brooder

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    The first one she was having a hard time breathing, the second is after giving her water and crop massage and rest in the bath tub
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    She looks much better after water, so I would keep giving it to her. Can you get a piece of aquarium air line and a large syringe to tube the fluids to her?

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  7. Heron's Nest Farm

    Heron's Nest Farm Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Add some honey to the water for instant glucose and chick boost if you have it. Gently massage crop a few times a day. Chickens can aspirate when vomiting and sour crop is tricky if that is what this is! You can try feeding her a little olive oil.

    You can live days without food, but not water. Keep her hydrated and warm away from everyone. Try not to over fuss as too much petting can stress her. Please keep us posted.
     

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