Strange impacted crop movement (video)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mavrik, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Mavrik

    Mavrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a look... here

    This girl has a chronic impacted crop issues, but this time has to be the worst. It's rock hard and completely full. The strangest is this back and forth movement like there is something alive in there trying to get out.
    What is going on here?
     
  2. Harli50

    Harli50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o_O ......................i................................dont.............................know............................thats creepy tho
     
  3. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't view the video for some reason but...

    I've read about chickens loving to eat frogs and mice. It is all to possible that your girl is an aggressive eater - considering her chronic impacted crop - and got a hold of something alive...for sure.

    Does she appear to be uncomfortable? How is she doing? Pooping? Listless? Active?
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bless her heart, she ate a frog or mouse is my guess. There is something alive in her crop.
     
  5. sillyena

    sillyena Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe you should get her a crop bra....[​IMG]
     
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree! I think she ate something!! ): Good luck with her!
     
  7. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:To me it looks to high up to be the crop, my guess is a ruptured air sack
     
  8. un-named

    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she is OK
     
  9. Mavrik

    Mavrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked it and the link and video works for me, so I don't know, sorry.

    There is nothing alive in there, it feels like a golf ball. I've been watching for hours via infrared cam and she does that crop movement from every minute or so to 20 minutes, she can't be getting any sleep then. She is pooping, they are small but firm and well digested. She acts normal otherwise. It seems to me she is trying to free the block herself, but I didn't know that they could move the crop like that, not to mention that much, never seen it before.

    I am trying to free the block at the tube but the contents is as hard as a golf ball and I'm afraid of damaging the crop muscles. I'm going to bring her in first thing in the morning so she doesn't eat anymore.
     

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