Needing Answers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lacey1988, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    In all my years of raising chickens I've never seen anything like this. It looks like the crop was hanging out. But how and/or why did this happen. Any thoughts?

    Warning: Graphic!


    I've already put him down. He was beginning to gurgle and choke on his own blood. I just want some information just in case this ever happens again.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    My goodness, I haven't seen that before. Are there any chest wounds>? Can you tell for sure that it was the crop? Are you able to do a necropsy? Someone here once posted a picture of a hen with a huge swollen tongue, but I was a little skeptical of that. I'm not sure if it is possible for the crop to come out, or if a predator could have pulled it out. So sorry that this happened.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017

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