IMPACTED OR SOUR CROP/ TRY FLUSHINF FIRST THEN SURGERY

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Glenda L Heywood, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Glenda L Heywood

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    Glenda L Heywood
    I have used this flushing method on chickens and pigeons. We raised English Pouters and they were famous for getting impacted crop

    I took 1/2 cup of baking soda to 1 pint of warm water
    then take a childs ear syringe and fill with the water
    put it in the chickens mouth clear to the back so as not to
    strasngle the bird
    flush and then come up from under the crop and force the contents of
    the crop out the chickens beak
    do this three times and it will be cleaned out

    If it is something like grass wound up in a ball you will have to do surgery on it.

    This is very easy and safe
    take and have some one hold the bird
    now take a razor blade that has been taped on one side
    and cut the first layer of skin
    then cut the crop its self

    take the soda water and clean out the crop good
    then take pure iodine and clean the crop area
    then have a large needle and strong thread and sew up the two layers at one time
    whip stitching the thread
    now put pure iodine on the whip stitch flesh

    put bird in cage by her self
    revery day put the iodine on her stitching
    also I gave them the probiotic recipe for the time of healing
    1/4 cup dry crumbles
    1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
    1/8 cup of plan non flavored yogurt
    mix good and leasve for 1 hr so she can eat it all
    the milk souring does not hurt the bird but is very good for her

    Then DO NOT feed any thing else but wet mash for 1 week
    do not give her whole grains till the stiching heals
    and be sure she get grit with grains

    The bird will heal and be good to go. I never lost any birds as you
    do the job as soon as you notice the impacted crop
    Glenda L Heywood
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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009

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