- Mar 12, 2009
My chicken had crop surgery on Friday at the vet. How long until she recovers? It's still little swollen but looks like it's healing.
Make sure you are giving soft foods yogurt and eggs so that it doesnt cause to much swellingDoes anyone know how long it take for it to stop swelling? Her crop is now a soft bulge. It does seem to go down quite a bit overnight. She's also still pooping loose stools. Is this from the inflammation? When should she recover from surgery?
Yogurt and eggs are soft, right? Is there anything else I can give? And yeah, I am not sure if she was swollen today or her crop just had a bit of food in it. I took out her water tonight so I can get a good feel in the morning.Make sure you are giving soft foods yogurt and eggs so that it doesnt cause to much swelling
Yeah kinda of watch her crop so it doesnt get to full. But so you dont starve her for atleast the first week I can think of some foods like....Yogurt and eggs are soft, right? Is there anything else I can give? And yeah, I am not sure if she was swollen today or her crop just had a bit of food in it. I took out her water tonight so I can get a good feel in the morning.
I gave her 4 meals today, each contained 1 scrambled egg with a tablespoon of yogurt. She never ate the carrots. By the end of the night I was worried it may have been too much with the size of her crop. I'll assess in the morning and recheck incisions etc. Thank you, I was worried about what to feed, how much and for how long. I need to continue this for 2 weeks? That would mean she would be inside for that long and I'm fearful of boredom and reintegration with being away from the flock for 3 weeks.From what I am reading and what I remember is any kind of egg so scrambled, sunny side up, just yolk, and yogurt plus water and after day 3 you can give soft crumble food with water. But make sure that crop isnt get to big. Limit her food is very important but after 2 weeks you can give her regular feed but monitor for the first month that her crop is actually emptying