Silkie with pendulous crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zgm12, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my young paint silkies has a pendulous crop. I made her a sling to try to help support her crop, but she can't walk or even hold herself up in it. She freaks out and falls over. Anyone have ideas for treatment? Please help!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put her on a 24 hour food fast and put on a supportive harness to hold her crop up. The crop completely drained after that. I'm keeping her in the harness and feeding her plain yogurt (for probiotics) and acv water. Thank you for the links.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Glad to hear that it is emptying.

    Keep an eye out for smelly breath that would point to sour crop. I would think with pendulous crop she could easily develop that.

    Keep us posted on how she is doing.
     

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