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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redwa, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. redwa

    redwa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2007
    The surgery was a success for my chicken with the impacted crop. Turns out she has been ingesting feathers...???[​IMG] Has anyone ever heard of this? She is up and alert and they are going to start her on some food pretty soon. I feel like we made the right decision. Now we have to see if her crop returns to its normal function. Thank you all again for your kind concerns and words of wisdom. It helped.
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I am so happy for you and your baby. [​IMG]
  3. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Congratulations on a postive outcome.

    If she's eating that many feathers you might have to do something to up her protein. I've run in to problems with Purina feeds that have only soy as a protein source. I've since switched to a feed that has animal protein with very good success.
  4. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    Congrats and heres hopin to a speedy recovery for the lil one.
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Add some cat food to her diet and that might curb her feather appetitie. Lack of manganese can also be a issue so add some black sun flower seeds too.
  7. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Terrific !! [​IMG] Hope she has a quick recovery!
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's so good to hear.
  9. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    Excellent! I was thinking about her earlier today.
  10. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    I was thinking about her too. The whole day while I was cleaning my house these three threads kept popping in my head. One...wondering how she faired during the surgery, two...the chicken vent thread and three...how to get chicken poo out of your carpet. I'm so glad to read that she made it through the surgery like the trooper that she is. I was going to suggest the cat food myself. Best of luck to you and that very lucky baby that is loved so much by her momma.

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