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impacted crop,help me fast its too late

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Skhan, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Skhan

    Skhan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen is having a hard crop or impacted crop from two days,she is also having green dirreah ,can i give antibiotics or should i give liver tonic which contain yeast,or i have a proper medicine for green dirreah,or should i give some olive oil,which thing should i do first,please help me fast
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You can give olive oil 5 ml, and massage the crop in a downward motion. Water for flushing out the crop is also important. /since it has been going on a while, crop surgery might be necessary. Some people have luck inserting a crop tube, and flushing out the crop with large amounts of water. Here are a couple of links for you:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
    http://bethelfarms.wordpress.com/medical-help-crop-surgery/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-crop-how-to-treat-your-chickens-surgery-graphic-pic
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Is the crop full of food or grass? If it's full of food you should tube fluids and this will help the food start to move unless there is an obstruction in the gizzard, intestines or abdominal cavity.

    Tubing info here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/805728/go-team-tube-feeding

    Tubing fluids should be tried before crop surgery, and if you aren't able to tube, then you are probably not qualified to do crop surgery, IMO.

    -Kathy
     
  4. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You were going to take your chicken to the vet in your other thread that you started. What did the vet say?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/848236/help-me-out#post_12632645
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    If this is a grass ball, oil will turn this mass into a sticky mess. Water is the best way to flush and break up grass or hay balls. Massage well after administering water will help break up the hard ball.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I thought that you posted yesterday that the crop was soft and squishy. That would be sour crop and treated differently than impacted crop. I agree with Kathy that crop surgery is very dangerous--some people have tried it ONLY for impacted crop that has lasted a long time and has not responded to other treatment. It is best done by a veterinarian, but depending on your situation in India, I wanted to mention it. Here is another good link for crop problems and explaining the differences, causes, and treatments. http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues.html
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Hard or squisy, I would still tube water, but I would also check inside the vent for cancer, eggs, swellings, etc. Honestly, I think this hen is in the process of dying, but water is still the best choice.

    -Kathy
     
  9. Skhan

    Skhan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the veternian told me that she is having dirreah and he gave me the medicine for that,and told its the best medicine for that......yes yesterday her crop was soft but today its hard and undigestable ,when i tried to inject the medicineshe started vomiting and i hold her legs and hold her upside down,only liquid came out and no food came out ,the crop is still hard,how to vomit those hard food out........
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If you don't know how to tube feed you should not try to vomit her. You need to tube feed her water ASAP to break up the mass of food. DO_NOT_VOMIT her!

    -Kathy
     

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