Impacted crop - Helpful advice wthout surgery

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jerseygirl1, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I am not one for being able to diagnose my birds illnesses, but I have one bird who I thought had worms, wormed her, and then I felt her crop. I am assuming it was impacted, maybe some hay from the coop that the goats had brought in. Goats are messy. I felt a soft lump in her crop, and I massaged it up with olive oil, then some ACV, both from eye droppers. Her crop was also empty this morning. YAY!! Thought I would try this that Wynette had suggested, and this morning instead of prepping for crop surgery, my bird was actually very active. More so than in the past week.
    Quote:Edited to say many thanks to Wynette from someone who is not all that bird-knowledgable
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  2. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    Thanks to you for posting this and Wynette for sharing the info. I did not know that wine can be used in a pinch.

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