Postmortem revealed impacted crop. Help knowing why?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristenm1975, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My golden Sexlink appeared perfectly healthy two days ago but died suddenly last night. Upon examination, I found the crop to be rock hard, so I opened it up. It appeared to be full of dirt, assorted whole grains of wheat from scratch, and a few bits of oyster shell.

    Can anyone tell me why this so? My last bag of shavings from the feed store was mortise sawdust than shavings, so I'm a little worried that she may have eaten that and had trouble. Also, their poultry nipple system appeared to have gotten plugged a few days ago last week so maybe she had gotten dehydrated and that compounded the problem.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    its possible its the sawdust as they do assosiate with that and advise to keep all shavings dust free
     
  3. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you silverfox! I wondered about that.
     

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