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Days old chick crop busted open

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickerella2012, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Chickerella2012

    Chickerella2012 In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    A few days ago I had a chick that got somehow stuck in the chick feeder and couldn't get out as it gorged on feed and the crop swole up! I tried baking soda water and oil to help move the feed along, but it only emptied slightly. Today I noticed that the crop busted open on the side, the skin was very thin. Since it already opened on it's own, I emptied the whole crop of the mushy feed and cleaned it out with zinc wound wash. I then sprayed it down with vetericyn. I dabbed it dry and superglued it shut. I then applied iodine. The chick acts ok. I cannot get sutures. Will the superglue come undone? What can I do if that happens? I will not let it eat, I will carefully give it a water/ high calorie nutritional paste until the crop stays closed on its own. I am so scared it'll pop back open. What can I do? TIA!
     
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  2. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    Sounds like you did your best. Keep an eye on it and wait. I wouldn't withhold food too long. A very wet mash might be a good idea.
     
  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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  4. Chickerella2012

    Chickerella2012 In the Brooder

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    I put it back into the brooder for a minute to get its own brooder ready. It ate so much crumble that the crop is now filled again!!! It's holding up nicely, but I hope it also empties! Oh man :(
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Can you post photos?
    How old is this chick?
     
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  6. Chickerella2012

    Chickerella2012 In the Brooder

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    The chick is about a week old. I only took a pic after. I was too concerned leaving it open for too long. It ate, it's holding together well, I just hope it stays that way. It's active and continues to drink and eat very very runny baby parrot feed. It was so hungry :(
     
  7. Chickerella2012

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    The stuff that I got out was a very pliable play doh consistency feed ball. Poor thing :(

    I hope that the feed in there now, goes through the cropxit (crop exit) as I call it.
     
  8. Chickerella2012

    Chickerella2012 In the Brooder

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    The white is the dried nail glue. 20190719_180146.jpg
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I'd restrict its feed until you see crop go down in size.
    Had it been eating and drinking and pooping ok before this happened?
     
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  10. Chef JimmyJ

    Chef JimmyJ Songster

    I am so impressed with your Quick thinking, under stress! Sounds like the Peep will be fine. Great learning experience...JJ
     
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