HELP!!!! HELP!!!HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hankshens, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. hankshens

    hankshens Out Of The Brooder

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    I need help! My chicken "Stella" has a whole going through her chest and gizzard. I have no idea how she got it but the food is coming back out. She is a very healthy chicken and is acting like nothing is wrong. I have seperated her from the rest so flies dont get to her. Is there any chance she can recover? Does anyone have any advice? I will call my vet in the morning. Please help
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooooh, I don't know--sounds horrible though!

    If it were me I'd try to clean it and bandage it until tommorow!
     
  3. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to push it back in, clean her up and bind her up on this hole until you can get her in.
     
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking that you mean her crop has the hole in it. Unless you can sew up the crop I would get her to the vet ASAP! Separate her, bring her in, and put her on clean shavings. I would withhold food until you take her to the vet. I think I would offer her nice fresh water so she doesnt get dehydrated. She may need a course of antibiotics also. Best of luck to her.
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    You need to take care of this immediately. Here is a link that will show you how to sew it up...if it is the crop. The link shows how to open a crop up but just use the parts that show you how to sew it up. It must be done quickly, especially if you don't have access or funds for a vet.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21291
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2008
  6. hankshens

    hankshens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all of you! I should be able to get her to the vet tomorrow if they will see chickens. It shouldnt be any different from sewing up a cat or any other animal. I just dont think I can do it myself.
     

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