Help! Exposed crop due to injury

thirteen wings farms

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Oct 26, 2020
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i was walking through my back yard and i noticed a clump of feathers on the ground, i went to check on one of my chickens, rachel, and she was missing a huge chunk of skin. they usually stay inside their run but they had escaped. i isolated her and cleaned the wound a bit when i noticed her crop is completely exposed. i don’t know if it is cut open or not, and i’m going to get first aid supplies as we speak. i’m not sure what to do! any pointers??
 

sourland

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:welcome sorry for the circumstances. If the crop is cut open, I would suggest suturing or gluing it together. If it is only the skin, depending upon the degree of injury, I would consider lightly suturing it together to cover the crop. Good luck with her.
 

thirteen wings farms

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The crop was cut open, we glued it together last night but she had re opened it. i put butterfly bandaids over it to keep it as closed as possible. she has not lost a lot of blood. i just wrapped it to keep it clean, i’ll send pictures this afternoon. when i check it again. thank you for asking! she laid an egg this morning too.
 

CHlCKEN

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The crop was cut open, we glued it together last night but she had re opened it. i put butterfly bandaids over it to keep it as closed as possible. she has not lost a lot of blood. i just wrapped it to keep it clean, i’ll send pictures this afternoon. when i check it again. thank you for asking! she laid an egg this morning too.
Make sure she’s isolated. A dark quiet place would keep stress levels down. That may be the last egg for a while. (Don’t take my word for it though)
 

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