In the Brooder
- Jul 5, 2007
I just don't know what I'm going to do with this girl. She had crop surgery in the middle of December and has been in the house since then. Battled sour crop. She doesn't want to eat much so the vet suggested I put her out with the other girls to see if they will make her want to eat. She's still at the top of the pecking order and likes to be the boss, so if someone is eating she thinks she needs to be there too. So I've been putting her out for a few hours a day. Today I left her out for about 4 hours. When I brought her back in I felt her crop and I can tell she has eaten some more hay, which is why the crop had to be cleared in the first place. I don't guess there is anything I can do except clear the hay out of the coop (its underneath the roost) but I think she'll ingest anything that is there. If this causes an impaction then it doesn't really matter because I won't take her for surgery again. Any idea why she would want to do this or if there is a safe type of medium to put under a roost?