Impacted crop

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  1. antonellat980

    antonellat980 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an astrolorp and I think she has impacted crop. Her abdomen is enlarged and she had a hard mass there about the size of a tennis ball. My husband massaged her last night and we fed her water with a syringe to help loosen it up. We also tried to make her vomit whatever is stuck. It worked a bit. The mass is not has hard but still there. She is separated from the rest of my hens for the time being until I can get her back to herself. Anyone know what else I can do to help her???
     
  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's her abdomen that is enlarged, the crop is not impacted, but she has a different problem.
     
  3. antonellat980

    antonellat980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any idea what is could be?
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. antonellat980

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    After doing some research I think she has a pendulous crop. How do I know if I completely emptied the crop since it seems like it is now stretched out. Will it go back to normal after it is emptied?
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest posting the symptoms on the "Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries and Cures" section.

    In the meanwhile, the Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread (just type your state in the search box) will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post in fullest details - photos are a big help - at the ER thread doesn't sound like crop issues, maybe she is egg bound or tumor!!
     
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  9. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a young rooster who had an impacted crop that became stretched. At that time his crop did not work at all. I wrapped an elastic bandage around him to compress the crop while still giving him his massage treatments, every few hours. He wore the bandage all the time, probably for a month, and his crop did work again, and shrank back to normal.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2016
  10. antonellat980

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    Thank you for the advice. I'm going to try the bandage today.
     

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