impacted crop?

chickengirl1193

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My four month old roo is acting strange. He keeps looking like hes about to crow but then almost yawns instead. Hes eating and drinking. His crop feels full and harder than the other chickens crops. I have grit out free choice and feed a fermented grower feed
 

Judy

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I'd probably separate him and remove food for the day, giving only water, with a couple of TBSP of ACV per gallon in it if you have any. Then see if it has gone down in the morning. He may have just eaten an awful lot, or he might have something stuck in there and need time to pass it. If the cop wasn't juge but also not flat in the morning, I would personally probably follow this saour crop regimen, to see if a light diet and time would resolve his problem:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/614951/help-me-with-sour-crop-please/0_20#post_8158813
 

chickengirl1193

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Thank you! Over night his crop didnt empty, it was just as hard as yesterday (no access to food) so we gave him some olive oil and it seemed like his crop loosened up. So we are just letting him digest now. And in a bit im going to give him water if he didnt drink on his own.
How can I tell that its impacted and not yet sour?
 

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Is the crop full of seed or grass? If it's full of seed you can tube fluids and that will help break it up.

-Kathy
 

chickengirl1193

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It felt full of seeds. But hes back to normal now. Im thinking he may have eaten to many seeds without any grit or he ate a peice of hay that blocked him up. Either way we just gave him some olive oil and let it work itself out and he started drinking and eating again on his own
 

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