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Impacted crop? PICTURES!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Warrprincess688, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Easter egger has a large mass right below her throat, It's about the size of a golf ball. It is on the opposite side of her crop and slightly above it. It is hard, not squishy. I didn't notice a smell from her mouth. She has been this way for about a week and a half. I turned her upside down when I first noticed it, but only a clear brownish liquid came out. The lump never went down even though she threw up a little. She is eating and drinking and is excited when treats are around, But she is definitely losing weight and growing weaker. today she stood all by herself outside. It was very dirty and muddy that's why I gave her a bath which is why she was wet in the pictures. The lump is about the same size as when I first noticed it. Any ideas?
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  2. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does it feel like when you massage it? could it be feed or grass?
     
  4. FlyHigher

    FlyHigher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be plant stone? If so, maybe you can feed her some coca-cola. I know that if we human beings get plant stones in the stomach, drinking some coca-cola can help dissolve them. But I am not sure whether chickens can have it, since coca contains a lot of caffeine in them.
     
  5. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't feel like how her crop is. I don't feel anything distinctly. Just like a golf all in size and texture. And what's a plant stone?
     
  6. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also she is getting food to her crop. After I fed her, her crop was fuller. So she is ableto pass into her system.
     
  7. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you can feel her crop separate from the mass? Could it be a tumor?

    Fly, what is a plant stone? Giving a chicken soda doesn't seem like a good idea.
     
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  8. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, her crop is on the complete other side. I'm being told her crop is impacted.
     
  9. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do crop surgery if you are sure it's impacted and it is not going down with olive oil and massage. I have done it before if you have questions.
     
  10. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying the olive oil and massage. I heard if you load them with water and make them throw up,it's also a good way but you could kill the chicken. How would you do the surgery?
     

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