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Glass in Crop?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick chicks, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. chick chicks

    chick chicks Chirping

    Jun 10, 2012
    Vancouver Island
    I have recently discovered glass in someones poop in my coop, I wasn't sure who it was but I have an idea now. One of my hens is acting very lethargic and has her feathers poofed out. She has been eating and drinking alright but when I felt her crop I felt an odd shaped something in her crop and her crop is looking quite large. The glass coming out in the poop seemed like sea glass, very smooth, but pebbled like saftey glass (same as the small pieces from the many shattered car windows in our neighbours yard [​IMG]) I have considered doing a crop surgery, Is that the best choice? And what all would I need for the surgery? I have heard superglue is ok for closing the wound, is this true?

  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Songster

    May 9, 2013
    While i was checking into information about this problem,i came across a site(www.bigdogsporch.com)which addresses this very issue in dogs. The same treatment should work on chickens. Treatment is,purchase cotton balls,make sure they are real cotton balls, NOT cosmetic puffs,dip cotton ball in something they like(yogurt,milk,etc)feed to animal(for a dog under 10 lbs it was 2 balls)for a chicken i am thinking 1/2 - 1 cotton ball,torn into small pieces. Apparently the cotton will wrap around the glass,preventing intestines from damage from glass. This will come out in poop,but watch for blood as this could mean cuts in internal organs. This remedy is used on dogs for bones,glass,sharp objects. Thought i would pass this along,might be an alternative to surgery.

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