Needing Answers

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

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?

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    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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    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.
     
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