Houdan has Full Hard crop, won't digest. Been like this since yesterday!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JFreeman, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    The crop is massive and swollen with food. Felt it, just feels full of food. She is lathargic, gasping, and holding head droopy and at an angle. What can I do?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    You could try tubing some fluids to her and massaging her crop to get things moving, but it's possible that she's dying and her organs have shut down and aren't digesting food, hence the full crop. If she were mine, I would tube fluids, but that requires having a tube.

    -Kathy
     
  3. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    I don't think I have a tube... Would it help to just drip fluids on her beak? She drinks okay as long as I do that, it seems.. I was rubbing her crop for about 10 minutes, and I washed her butt off. She pooped, and it was normal looking. Her crop seems a little flatter, but I don't know if that's just wishful thinking or what...
     
  4. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    Also, what would be good fluids? Water and ACV?
     
  5. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    Maybe a little lemon juice for the acidity? Thinking outside the box here...
     
  6. abcr

    abcr In the Brooder

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    How big is it
     
  7. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    The chicken is probably about 4 lbs. The crop is maybe 1/4 golf ball?
     
  8. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    Just checked again, I didn't want to exaggerate, but it is about golf ball size.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    What breed of chicken?

    -Kathy
     
  10. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    Mottled Houdan. She's 9 weeks old.
     

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