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HUGE CRAW

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DLS, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a hen that has grown a HUGE CROP just this last week or so. It is the size of a base ball or a little larger. I felt it & it is soft & spongy. what can I do?
    Thanks
    Dan
    Sundown waterfowl

    I COULD NOT USE YOUR ADVICE ANY WAY!!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Whats a CRAW?
     
  3. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[Get Smart] "Not craw, CRAW!" [/Get Smart]
     
  4. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Crop....my mom is from Mississippi and she calls it a 'craw' also.
    Do you have hay or straw as their litter?....maybe it's all bound up in there, your chicken might be eating it.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Here are some suggestions that I dont know if you are doing or not but might help

    feed her plenty of grit, medium for batams , large for standard size chickens
    If you dont have that clean sand and pebbles and dirt in a dish or does she free range?

    Feed her feed but no grass or straw and such that could clear it up some


    I heard a small amt (1/2 tsp) of mollasses will get everything moving

    I also heard some olive oil (1/2) tsp might help
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008
  6. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    she is free range bird. I have olive oil I will try and put some down her beak. I thouht about using hemostats & grabbing what ever it is but I don't think it would work. It is getting larger evert day . could it be something stopping hr up/ rocks? paper? or somerthing?
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Try feeding her some live culture yogurt, it is probioticn and can aid in diguestion.

    Does she have bad breath? that could be an indication of sour crop, and the yogurt should help.
     
  8. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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  9. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, Lots of reading there
    d
     

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