my 2 chickens have hard crops and have stopped eating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fenella123, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. fenella123

    fenella123 In the Brooder

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    my first chicken has been to see a vet and he didn't know what it was and gave her some antibiotics she still has a hard crop and is not eating she looks egg bound but she has stopped laying and the vet says she isn't. my other chicken has a rock hard crop and it has shrunk she is not eating and is always scrunched up she has stopped laying and is also not egg bound she has not seen a vet because she has only just become very ill
    please help!
    (we have already booked an apointment to be put down for the first chicken tomorrow)
    I am in desparate need of help
     
  2. Amb3r

    Amb3r Chirping

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    Check the girls in the morning, and see if their crops are still full, if it is full, then there is an obstruction in the crop (impacted crop). Since both of 'em have this, my guess is they ate something large and that is impacted in their crop. The only way you can help them would be by making them drink oil (you can use a small squirt bottle and force the chicken to take around 2 Tsb of any brand of vegetable oil) and massaging the crop content in a pinching motion (you gotta break the impacted mass)! Best wishes
    Amber
     
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  3. fenella123

    fenella123 In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much but one of them proberly wont last another night but i will try it they are both dearly loved chicken and originally from a group of 5 but now its a group of 4 R.I.P. Polly
     
  4. khgiant12

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    I have just joined and read this and hoped I could help you. Are you feeding bread to the chickens. If so a man once told me his chickens all died from eating bread. Its probably got gummy in there and they didnt get gravel to break it up. Too much bread not good but a little for a treat not too often should be ok.
     
  5. What Amd3r posted. :)


    Here is what I did though.

    I used a syringe for my Millie. She had and impacted crop and lo. I did mixture of olive oil and water.
     
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  6. fenella123

    fenella123 In the Brooder

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    thankyou I have given my dolly her oil and molly has had her antibiotics and in 5 mins shes having her oil
     
  7. fenella123

    fenella123 In the Brooder

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    my girls are called molly holly olly dolly they are x-battery chickens which we saved from the butcher they came to our house and spend there time roaming our fields free ranged they could have eaten anything they are very tame and follow you where ever you go and they love each other and groom each other ( they don't peck or bite ) and it is odd how if you sit down they will race to sit on your lap I just wouldn't be the same with only two
     
  8. fenella123

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    a friend of mine has helped me out and has sugested to give them warm water and then massage and that they might mi crop bound
     

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