Crop issues or just lots of water?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    When I picked up one of my 4 month olds today I noticed that her crop was very big and like a water balloon. I felt around for a blockage, smelled her mouth, and looked her over and there doesnt seem to be anything in there but a bit of food crumbles and alot of water. I gave her some olive oil and massaged her crop for a bit and still felt nothing just alot of water.

    Could she have just been thirsty and drank alot? It is quite weird.

    I also have had them on duramycin for the past 5 days. I was not sure if that could be a reaction or not to the meds too?
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'm going to say wait until tomorrow morning and see if it's empty....anyone else?
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    I just went out to try and massage her crop. She is still like a big water balloon, but I cant feel anything in it. She is all puffed up too and there seems to be nothing I can do about it right now. I gave her some olive oil, but nothing seems to be going down, nor coming up.

    Not sure what to do.

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