impacted crop still a problem....please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickiemom1012, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Chickiemom1012

    Chickiemom1012 Chirping

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    I have given the hen apple cider vinegar/water via eye dropper and massaged the crop several times throughout the day, I tried olive oil soaked bread and she will not take but she had several poo poos today that were normal.

    The crop still feels like a balloon filled with air and liquid when I massage it... should I intoduce any other foods or keep her only on the water? She is quiet but not on deaths door... very concerned about the lack of of improvement....she is seperated in a puppy kennel on a warm blankie inside for now.

    any additional suggestions would help.... nervous new chickiemom!!!!
     
  2. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I sure wish I could help your little hen but I have no idea. I sure hope someone here can help you with her! I do wish you all the best and [​IMG] to that little hen!
     
  3. Chickiemom1012

    Chickiemom1012 Chirping

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    OK my nursing techniques paid off, my darling hen's crop has gone down this morning. She will not eat the olive oil soaked bread so I am trying some plain yogurt this morning before putting her back with the others

    She is much perkier (sp?) and is ready to return to the coop I think. I am going to include apple cider vinegar in their water permantly to prevent this in the future. Some of the replies and also my vet said that this is a good preventative measure.

    Thanks for everyone's help. My husband thanks you too because I was crazy for 3 days thinking my baby was not going to make it!!!!!
     

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