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Crop leaking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tlarson, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. tlarson

    tlarson Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2013
    Holcombe, WI
    I have a hen who yesterday I noticed was looking under the weather. She was not eating or moving very much and her neck area was swollen. When I touched it it appeared sponge-like and and she acted like it hurt her. Today, it appears that her crop burst or something. It looks like it's exposed through her skin and it's leaking gravel and things that are in a crop.

    Anybody ever have this happen or know what it is and why she got it or what to do about it?

  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    I would think that you should clean the area, possibly flush the crop, figure out a way to close the hole and maybe put her on antibiotics.

  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio

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