Impacted Crop!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicklover16, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH, My chicken has an impacted crop! I Know that I need to give it olive oil...BUT I DON"T HAVE ANY!!!!!!!! can I use vegetable oil instead? I need to know soon
     
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  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    or mineral oil?
     
  3. missypebble

    missypebble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not so sure if I'm helping, but what's wrong with "impacted crop"? How impacted is the crop? Hopefully someone will answer you soon.
     
  4. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about types of oil to use. Try gentle massage until you can get oil. Good luck.
     
  5. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my vet said veg oil is okay if you don't have anything else, make sure they are getting grit!
     
  6. chicklover16

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    thanks guys, I used the veggie oil and gave him a massage last night before he went to bed, when I woke up it was smaller but HARD AS A ROCK. is this good or bad? sorry I'm really new to this, if it weren't for backyard chickens all my chickens would be dead by now.
     
  7. M@M@2four

    M@M@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vegatable oil should be fine and mineral oil as well(I have used both when out of olive oil). Continue using the oil. Drip about 1/4 tsp down his throat and massage the crop in a downward motion--gentley break up the impacted material with your hand and stroke downward like you're working it out of his crop. If he's pooping, that's good. It means he's clearing his crop. NO food at this time. I have kept a bird with impacted crop off of food up to 48 hours. Just fresh water for now. Give the oil about every 4-6 hours. You can give him yogurt as it has good probiotics and won't cause impaction. Once his crop has cleared, I would only give him chick food for the first day or two, just to make sure everything is cleared out. Good luck and keep us posted!
     
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  8. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    this morning I gave pearl (that's his name) as much mineral oil as he would eat (which was probably less than 1/4 of a tsp), then gave him a massage, his crop was squishing around like sculpey so I don't know If I did any good, but at least his crop has shrunk a LOT since last night. oh yah and, how long are these massages supposed to last?
     

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