Impacted crop

johanna_h(Z5 SW MI)May 20, 2010

Last year one of the Isa Brown pullets I bought had a problem with her crop. It seemed to empty much more slowly than the other chicks'. But I kept her around, named her Dolly Parthen. She's mostly had a good life. Every once in a while her crop will get WAY big. Then I separate her from the others (and the food) for a while and it goes down and she seems to feel better.

Today she was outside looking kind of listless. I picked her up and indeed her crop was huge. I turned her over, and all kinds of stinky liquid drained out.

Now I have her isolated with water, yogurt, and grit available to her. I wonder if anyone has any suggestions? I'm not up to the "surgery" some sites suggest, slitting open her crop and cleaning it out. But any other supportive measures I could take, I'm game for those.

Thanks.

--Johanna

Here is a link that might be useful: My place: Busy Solitude Farm

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johanna_h(Z5 SW MI)

Dolly Parthen died last night. Rest in peace.

Here is a link that might be useful: Passages: Dolly Parthen

    Bookmark   May 22, 2010 at 7:54AM
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jillzee

I'm very sorry for your loss, Johanna. :(

    Bookmark   May 22, 2010 at 9:52PM
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beegood_gw

Poor Dolly . But it sounds like she had a good life . RIP Dolly.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 7:32AM
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johanna_h(Z5 SW MI)

Thanks for your thoughts.

This morning a friend, her son and his friend are going to perform an autopsy on Dolly to see if they can determine what was wrong with her crop. I will definitely post any findings.

--Johanna

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 7:48AM
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