my bantam hen crop seems unually large.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bucky52, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she had been eating some shredded lettuce I threw in the run this morning.than she seemed to be choking on something.she was gasping and making a horrible noise.i picked her up and turned her upside down and shook her in case something was stuck in her throat.i than looked down her throat I did not see anything.i took her in the house and DH put some drops of water in her mouth.and I rub her throat.and she seemed to be OK except she sound horse.when she made a noise.after I got home from work.i went down to check on her and she seemed fine.I went down to the coop tonight to make sure everyone was accounted for.and I notice how large her crop was.we gave her some olive oil drops and I massage her crop.i did check her breath and that did not smell.What would cause her crop to be so large.and what do I need to do.

    any ideas as what could be wrong.
    thanks Bucky.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Is the crop large and hard, or is it normal like food in it, or squishy like a balloon? I would check it in the morning first thing when it should normally be empty. Oil does't really accomplish a lot in crop problems, but giving lost of water and massaging help. Impacted crop can occur from long strands of grass or hay, and sour crop can happen after a long period of impacted crop or sometimes from a fungal or bacterial infection. Here are some links to help you:
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
     
  3. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.I checked her this morning,before she came off the roost and her crop is normal.
     

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