...Help!!!...Pebbles stuck in gizzard!!!...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lisa t, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. lisa t

    lisa t Out Of The Brooder

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    ...my Lucretia is sick and vet said X-ray shows pebbles hung up in gizzard...pooping some but no pebbles...and feeding her backs up in crop...she's hoping a good "lube" will work...any life lines out there?!?!?!...
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I am pretty sure chickens are supposed to have pebbles in their gizzard............

    If food is backing up in her crop, she may have an obstruction in her crop.

    I have "performed surgery" on a young rooster's crop and found a wood shaving blocking the exit of his crop. He recovered, we named him Lucky.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, chickens are supposed to have rocks/pebbles. Like enola said, I would wonder if there isn't something else in there that isn't showing up on x-ray, wood chips, hay, grass, plastic etc. Is her crop really expanded?
     
  4. lisa t

    lisa t Out Of The Brooder

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    ...thank you all...she's pooping but still having the back up in the crop...opening her mouth occasionally like something is irritating her "throat"...will run all your tips by my vet this mor ing...
     
  5. lisa t

    lisa t Out Of The Brooder

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    ...yes the crop was tremendously distended with foul gray liquid...they drained it started antibiotics gradually reintroduced liquid and feed but still seems to be backing up...she's pooping and has a slight interest in food but after a few bites quits...thanks for all your input...we're not giving up...
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Did the vet have any ideas about what was still going on with Lucretia?
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Try giving her something soft, like scrambled eggs. My sick and injured birds gobble those up like there's no tomorrow. Hoping for the best for you!
     
  8. lisa t

    lisa t Out Of The Brooder

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    ...thank you all--originally he felt the problem was the excessive pebble looking material in the"gizzard"...now after pooping fairly well...and with the crop still slow to empty--but slight improvement...he's concerned about her only fair appetite and this odd mouth opening behavior she has done occasionally/fairly frequently...will follow up with scrambled eggs Monday!!!...closed on Sunday to talk to vet...again thank you!!!...I love my pets!!!...
     

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