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Well here come phase two of "She is throwing up and her crop is big and hard"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by toyzbox, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes a 3 yr old sex link. She was fine last night. Today I found her just sitting there with her wings out a little. Her crop was way too big. As soon as I picked her up she vomitted a dark brown like water. any idea what that may be. she looks bad.
     
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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Impacted crop. Feed her some oil olive soaked bread and start massaging her crop gently but firmly. Hopefully you can break up the mass so she can pass it.
     
  3. cinbrln

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    My chicken also is having this problem. I picked her up, she vomited, I massaged her crop and now she is making indigestion grumbling noises. I picked her again and she vomited. I offered her bread crumbles soaked in olive oil. I plan on repeating theses steps. Should I squirt some olive oil down her throat?
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    No. Too much risk of aspiration. Keep doing it the way you are doing it.
     
  5. cinbrln

    cinbrln New Egg

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    Thank you for your response... she did eat some soaked bread pieces...
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    As long as she is still willing to eat there is a chance of fixing the problem non-surgically.

    Good luck with her.
     
  7. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well holding her upside down worked perfect. Poor thing, she was just full. Today she looks a bit better and is drinking water. But I can't get ger to eat the bread with olive oil. When you say soaked, what exactly do you mean. SOAKED or soaked a bit?
     
  8. CMV

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    You are trying to lubricate the mass in her crop so it will break up and pass through. Use as much oil on the bread as she will tolerate. A little is better than none.
     
  9. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, as usual you guys know your stuff. She started to feel much better as soon as she got some of that Olive Oil in her. After a few days I took her out of the mommy hospital and she seems to be doing well. But when I got home from work I realize that all the other hens are beating her up. I hoped it would stop after a day or two but it got so bad I had to put her back in isolation. Any ideas on what I can do? I think it's to the point where she is weak again.
     

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