neck injury - torn crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmrGirl, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    My duck was attacked by a preditor and while I can treat his other injuries I think he may have a torn crop. It's hard to tell by the way the skin is hanging... he won't be able to get fluids down if this is the case, right? I don't know how to be sure and I'd hate for him to dehydrate and/or starve to death while I've got him patched up. Does anyone have advice?
     
  2. foxinachickenhouse

    foxinachickenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know the answer but hopefully someone will chime in for you. Good luck. bump.
     
  3. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Thanks, foxinachickenhouse.

    The little guy was dead when I got home from work today. Looks like his flock-mates were pecking at him. I thought that he would be fine because they all got along well overnight. But if it really was a torn crop he was probably really dehydrated... poor little guy. I hate to think I made him suffer even more.

    This hawk I have is very partial to Khaki Campbells and Harlequin ducks. Never bothers the big bunch of chickens I have. I guess that's a good thing but it really makes me wonder.[​IMG]
     

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