Stupid Question....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nettie, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    What does Distended mean?

    What does it refer to? in what cases does the stomach become disstended?
     
  2. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What are you referring to? What animal?
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    to ducks? I'm assuming feamles ducks... I've heard people talk about it, usually when refering to a female duck who's laying.

    Here's another, what is an Imacted crop?
     
  4. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dis·tend (d -st nd )
    v. dis·tend·ed, dis·tend·ing, dis·tends
    v.intr.
    To swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure.
    v.tr.
    1. To cause to expand by or as if by internal pressure; dilate.
    2. To extend.

    Good article on crop impaction at:

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/impactedcrop.html
    “This happens when feed is "stuck" in the crop and the chicken can't "swallow" or pass the feed on down to the proventriculous and gizzard.”
     

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