Possible crop issues

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LJoWilly, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning when I went to check on my hens, around 5am, I noticed that Einstein''s crop was not fully empty. It wasn't hard, or doughy, nor was it like a water balloon. Its was a soft pliable ball about the size of a cutie orange, maybe a smidge bigger. She had pooped during the night, just not a lot. Her poop was normal, maybe on the small'ish side. I brought her inside and crated her, with nothing but water.

    At 11am, there was't much change so I gave her a cup of water with a teaspoon of epsom salt. She drank a lot of the water, also she laid an egg, her third one since she started. She is acting normal, no signs of internal/external parasites. Was wormed back in Oct.
    I have been massaging her crop gently every so often. There is no sour smell when I opened her beak.

    I check all the hens' crop first thing in the morning every morning. I hope that I have caught this in time before it turns into something huge.

    My question is, is there anything else I can do. She has not pooped for me since bringing her in at 5am.

    Thanks for any advice,

    Leanna
     
  2. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update...she pooped! Twice, one small normal looking, and one like Carmel like consistently and really smelly.
     
  3. Johnsbaby54

    Johnsbaby54 Just Hatched

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    It sounds like she will be fine. Just keep and eye on her. The smelly ones are the ones you want to see.
     
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  4. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you...her crop is still the same. She drinks water and it swells some, but goes down after awhile.
     
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  5. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to update you guys on Einstein's condition. Finally this morning her crop was empty.Yay!!

    On Thursday, I started them all on corid, and each day her crop was going down slowly, and each morning a little more poo was under her, so I knew she was passing something.
    I had read that cocci can affect a chickens crop, and I had ruled everything else out. I know this time of year the ground is usually frozen, but about 2 weeks ago, we had some unusually warm days, and my run was nothing but mud. I managed to get my muddy run under control for now, but it's the only thing I can think of that would have caused her to have crop issues.
    I just wanted to let ya'll to know that Einstein is going to make it!

    Thanks for all the support!
     
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  6. Johnsbaby54

    Johnsbaby54 Just Hatched

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    Do you feed them crumbles or pellets?
    They say you have less issues with crumbles getting stuck in there crop.
     
  7. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are fed New Country Organics whole grains. They also get their feed fermented as well.
    Einstein will be a year old in April.
     
  8. Johnsbaby54

    Johnsbaby54 Just Hatched

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    I never heard of that feed.
     

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