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Pendulous Crop or As if it couldn't get worse...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cribbs74, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Cribbs74

    Cribbs74 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    Hello all,

    I am new to Marans and have had a heck of a time with them thus far.

    About a year ago I purchased about 20 Marans of various varieties and practically lost the entire flock to a mystery disease at about 3 weeks of age. I ended up with a Blue, Blue Splash and a Cuckoo Marans when it was all said and done.

    My main interest was Black Coppers and seeing as they all died on my first go around I decided to purchase some from a reputable breeder.

    Well, after waiting 6 long months my number came up and 11 chicks shipped out and were promptly lost by USPS. So they arrived 2 days late and 4 had died. This left me with 5 Black coppers and 2 Blue splash.

    All was going well until 2 Months ago when Mareks decided to pay a visit. One after another they started to become paralyzed. Through some quick thinking and Isolation I was able to save all the birds and in the end only 3 of the 7 came down with Mareks.

    Again all went well until round 2 of Mareks and I had to cull a Roo due to it not rebounding and having full on paralysis. That was 2 weeks ago and I was left with 6 birds.

    Of the six 3 were Roos and 3 were hens. Last night out of the blue another Hen passed away during the night and she had no symptoms of anything the day before.

    Long story short I now have 2 Blue splash (1 hen and 1 Roo) 3 Black coppers (2 Roo's and 1 hen)

    I was wanting to breed Black Coppers, but I have only 1 hen left and she is a Mareks survivor so I am not expecting much from her as her health has been severely compromised.

    So if this wasn't bad enough my one last Black Copper Marans hen has decided to develop Pendulous Crop. She doesn't seemto be affected in any way by it, but it looks bad. It hasn't caused her any mobility issues and she eats and drinks as if nothing is wrong.

    So does anyone have any idea about what to do about her crop or is she doomed?

    Thanks for any help. I am severely frustrated at this point!

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  3. Cribbs74

    Cribbs74 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    Saw that, thanks! I just figured out how to use the search function.

    The bra may save her. Is this a hereditary thing?


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