Crop surgery recovery not going well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ldybirdpartridge, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Ldybirdpartridge

    Ldybirdpartridge New Egg

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    Two and a half weeks ago I discovered one of my hens had soy crop. Her comb was blue and she was falling over. With all the great info on this site I got the sour crop cleared only to find she was impacted. My vet who owns chickens was willing to attempt crop surgery. She found a softball size mound of grass. She recovered from the surgery well but it has been a week and her crop is stilling not emptying. I'm feeding her small meals every couple hours yogurt, egg, sifted layer mash, but I fear I was too lat in discovering and the crop is way too stretched out to do it's job. She's so hungry...I'm emotionally spent. An words of wisdom?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    No words of wisdom here. Just sending healing thoughts your way. Sorry it isn't going as well as planned.

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  3. 5Leepy!

    5Leepy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search for crop bra... I've read about them on here and it may help. I believe you can make one out of vet wrap.
     
  4. Ldybirdpartridge

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    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately she did not make it. I had made a crop bra out of ace bandage. I think she had gone too long without enough nourishment. R.I.P. my sweet girl. I guess it's very important to act quickly when this occurs.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You did the best you could. Sometimes that's just not enough. So sorry for your loss.
     

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