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RIR Pullet (18 weeks old)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dmeeks, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. dmeeks

    dmeeks Hatching

    Nov 11, 2008
    I have a RIR pullet with a distended or impacted crop. It has appeared this way for the past several days. She is just beginning to be off her feed. I have wormed them once a month. Any suggestions?

    David Meeks
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Dont let her eat anything for a couple of days! The first day, nothing but water with apple cider vinegar in it, a Tablespoon to a gallon. Massage the crop, but not upward. Give her bread soaked in oil or syringe veg oil into her mouth before the massage. Dont let her eat anything but soft stuff like scrambled eggs and active culture yogurt for a couple days after that.
    Worming them once a month is WAY too much. You'll never be able to eat their eggs if you use chemical wormers that often. My three year old flock has been chemically wormed twice, period. And only because I saw a worm in poop.
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Speckled hen pretty much summed it all up. Massage seems key in recovery though so be sure to do it several times per day. I had a chick with this problem and he's fine now!

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