Sick Chick- Crop backed up??? HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blaundee, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Black Australorp pullet, hatched July 4th, who is having trouble- I almost think her crop has an obstuction, like maybe she ate a stick or corn or somthing too big, but I've never heard of the crop being obstructed, just heard of crops getting distended and then not being able to function. Anyway, her crop feels like it's either full of water or gas? and is FULL to the point where if she eats or drink anything, she is trying to keep from puking.

    Is there anything I can do for her besides kill her? I have pics, but can't get them out of my email. Her crop is on both sides now, instead of just one side, and even after having water/food withheld, it is still large, though it will go down to about half the size, but goes just as big as soon as she eats or drinks.

    I have 26 other chicks who are living exactly as she is, and no problems. I first noticed this about 4 days ago, and she is losing body weight, even with a full crop.
     
  2. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody out there has GOT to have some thing to say about this!!!!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If it smells sour, she has sour crop, which feels gassy. Search sour crop and you'll find the procedure for that, if you think it's soured. Comes from eating moldy feed or any number of things.
     
  4. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I will search it right now. I haven't smelled anything sour, but I'm open to any suggestions right now!
     

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