Getting Ready for Crop Operation: UPDATE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HidingInTheHenHouse, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

    Sep 25, 2007
    Goodness, I give you HUGE kudos for doing this. There's no way I could have done so! I hope your girl does well; of course, please keep us posted! [​IMG]
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Keep us posted on how she does. Post a pic when she is feeling better.
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    GOOD JOB! I thought I was going to have to do that once, but now I think my hen's problems are associated with an egg laying problem. Anyway, you've given me courage in case this should happen (God forbid). Thanks!
  4. mylulusmom

    mylulusmom In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2008
    long island Ny
    [​IMG] I have been talked out of doing this by another person from another poultry site.
    My hen is still eating and walking around. But the crop is quite extended and the feathers are all gone. Its red and "hot" looking. She's been like this for a few weeks now. The crop is hard yet almost mouldable.(I have very hard clay soil) I can almost feel the hay like stuff in there. I tried oil on saltine crackers, but its still there.One site says try oil down the throat and massaage. How do I know where in her throat to send the oil down? I'm afraid to shoot it down her airway!

    I'm not really afraid to do this. I have aquired a few skills from personal experiences with medicine. But it will be the first time I'll do any cutting!
    How and when do (does) one decide to cross the line and go for it??
  5. Alley

    Alley Songster

    Oct 23, 2008
    Eureka, California
    Oh my god, I stand up and applaud you! I could have never done this. Please keep us informed as to how she's doing.
  6. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Songster

    Jan 5, 2009
    SE Connecticut
    [​IMG] Nice job! I'm sure she feels immense relief. You took on a large challenge. Let us know how she does and post some pics. We'd love to see her!

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