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Crop help needed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by butterflygrooves, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. butterflygrooves

    butterflygrooves Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has something going on with her crop... It's very large and hard and off to one side (the right) rather than centered. Her behavior is normal and she eats/drinks fine. Her poo is normal, she free ranges all day and I haven't found any out of the ordinary poo in the coop/run/yard.

    I checked the other 5 girls and their crops are fine.

    Any ideas what this could be? I can post pics tomorrow if needed, it's too dark to get pics tonight.
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    If she's acting fine I wouldn't be concerned just yet... Check her in the morning before feeding them anything. Their crops should be empty. Let us know!
     
  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a full crop is usually to the right, that's normal, just check to see that the crop does go down over night, if not and she seems ill or a bad smell coming from her mouth, then you can massage the crop several times a day, give her olive oil and I believe apple cidar vinegar to help dissolve the stuff
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, butterflygrooves. How is your chicken doing today, and how was her crop before she ate this morning? If it emptied over night and was not enlarged this morning, then I'd agree that she does not have a problem. Please let us know!
     
  5. butterflygrooves

    butterflygrooves Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I checked this morning and it was gone. I had never noticed it large like that before, good to know it's normal.
     

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