HARD Baseball Size Crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by girlsrock, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. girlsrock

    girlsrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I was in the yard all day with the girls roaming nearby, I noticed one staying by herself for the entire day.
    NEVER a good sign! When I got a hold of her I noticed her crop was HUGE and HARD. I would love advice since I have never seen this and have no idea how to handle it, Please advise, ASAP Thank You!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    See how it is in the morning. If its still large and hard, then she has impacted crop, which is when grass, grain, and other hard objects get stuck in the crop. to treat, I would try giving her some olive oil and/or water and massaging her crop. Withhold feed from her for 24 hours, too, and see if the mass goes down. If the oil/massaging doesn't work, you may have to attempt crop surgery in order to save her life.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If it's not better in the morning and you have the $$$, take her to a vet.

    -Kathy
     
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    Mountain Life Out Of The Brooder

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I read somewhere, but I don't know if it's true or not, that the active ingredient in the crop bound capsules is Docusate Sodium, which is the active ingredient in Colace. You can get generic Colace from Walmart for $4 (140 100mg capsules). Don't quote me on this, call Twin City and ask them what the ingredient is.

    -Kathy
     
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  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vet said that YES!!! This is true!!!!
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Good to know, thanks!

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  8. girlsrock

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    Thank you for advice & helpful hints!
     

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