In the Brooder
- Jun 6, 2010
I am hoping someone has some wisdom to pass along to me. I have cornish cross in a tractor that gets moved once or twice a day to fresh grass. They are only a week or two from being processed. Today i noticed that most of them have huge bulging crops. I looked closer and noticed what looks like wind puffs under the skin around the area of the crop. I thought the crops were much bigger and redder than usual. So I looked up what to do and decided to pierce with a sterile scalpal blade. On the first one a clear liquid mixed with a bit of blood drizzled slowly out. The second one had clear liquid with what looked like food. So i thought it must be the crop and tried to poke where the air pockets were noticable. Right at the base of the wing around to under the neck. but no are escaped, no fluid came out. So lost as to what to do. I dont want to loose them so close to butchering time. Any wisdom for me?