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Impacted crop?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by RockyToggRanch, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I have a keet not doing well. 11 days old. Bulge in his chest which I assume is an impacted crop? It's been awhile since I've had chicks...
    I just gave him some olive oil and rubbed his chest some. He probably won't make it, but is there anything else I should do? He's weak and shivering. He had fallen sideways into his waterer. I dried him and wrapped him in papertowels and held him under the lamp to warm up.

    Poor little guy.
     
  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Sounds like you already did what you can. Is he doing any better, today?
     
  3. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    He was acting better last night after he warmed up, so I put him back in with the others. When I went to check on him he was laying in the waterer again! So he spent the night and all day today in the shipping box by himself. He can hear the others. He's very wobbly and although he tries to walk, falls over a lot. He still seems shaky, but it could be that he's afraid of me. I can't tell if he's eating or drinking.
    His bulging crop was almost gone last night. Maybe I should give him more olive oil.
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    If the crop is emptying then it is not impacted crop.
     
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    But it was huge, like the size of a huge grape. What could cause him/her to be so wobbly? His poo looks normal.
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    That's another sign it is not impacted, some food is getting through the crop if you're seeing normal droppings.

    I've never seen it with Guineas but there's nothing to say it can't happen that it has sour crop. A round of Sulmet should fix the problem if that's what it is.
     

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