Update on Impacted Crop Surgery

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4hooves&featheredfriends, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I thought I would give you all an update on Oz, my BA that had to have crop surgery after eating an old cigarette filter that she found buried in the dirt.

    We removed the sutures yesterday and she seems to be doing quite well back with her George and the other girls. [​IMG]

    Please if anyone has this incident occur I would be happy to help you through it.
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad to hear of your success-congratulations!

    I have a hen on Day 7 of an impaction, and we're making progress, finally.
    I was watchng your thread and researching and getting help. I'm only too aware of how far along it can get and that deciding on surgery before they get weak is vital! [​IMG]
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    how did you get the surgery done?
    I have done lots of them as we raised pouter pigeons and they get lots of impactations
    glad every thing is okay
  4. dl9976

    dl9976 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 5, 2012
    I have a 5 month old silkie which is my #1 baby out of 30 chickens and she has an impacted crop...i just tried flushing it with baking soda and warm water and massaging it but nothing came up...i also gave her some olive oil in a syringe..i am going to go buy some apple cider vinegar now and only feed her tomatos, yogurt, strawberries, etc..i also put her in a cage by herself...I JUST DONT WANT HER TO DIE! SO, please any help or advice you could give me I WOULD SOOOOO Appreciate! I am not opposed to doing the surgery (but would have to look up how) . I will do whatever is needed but I want to leave surgery as a last resort. I have some xylocaine I got from the dentist so if I had to I could inject the surgery site to numb it..... thank you so much!

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