swollen/overly full crop with my 2 buttercups

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chocolateegger, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. chocolateegger

    chocolateegger New Egg

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    I have no idea what I have done or how to fix it. Please help if you have any ideas.
     
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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Do you mean the crop is full?

    That can be normal after eating. if they are comfortable and acting normal...just see if it goes down for tomorrow morning.
     
  3. chocolateegger

    chocolateegger New Egg

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    yes that is what I mean. The crop has grown bigger and bigger over the last 4 days. It is now the size of a baseball on both of them. The other 8 chickens are fine (different breeds). They are acting normal.
     
  4. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the crop squishy like air or water or hard and grainy?
     
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    My chicken has a giant crop too. His is squishy. Oh God I hope I havent messed him up. HELP
     
  6. chocolateegger

    chocolateegger New Egg

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    I only felt the one with the larger crop and it was for sure not hard. It is late now so I will have to check them in the morning.
     
  7. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's abnormaly large, take away food and water overnight. If the crop is smaller in the morning then they should be fine, just gorged themselves.

    You can search for impacted or sour crop to help.

    Edited because I can't spell... probably still can't.
     
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  8. chocolateegger

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    Thank you. I did go out and feel them again and yes they did seem hard. I looked it up and I will try the oil and massage to help loosen it.
     

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