Hi Everyone I have a lovely Langshan pullet that seems to have an impacted crop . It feels like a golf ball. I have isolated her and kept ker warm. Does anyone know what i need to do to help break down the impacted crop. I have tried a small amount of massage but it is solid as a rock.Thanks Linda
Linda I have never had this but did hear a while ago that Olive oil was the go warm and a massage to help it it may be easier to help it to through it up with help trying to get that lot down will be hard Trev
She did what Trev suggests - warm olive oil and then massage it. It took a couple of goes to soften it up, but then, instead of working the mass down - she tipped the chook upside down and it came out of her beak!!
It was REALLY smelly - lol, but seems to have done the trick
From my understanding (and I could be wrong!) an impacted crop is when the chook has a blockage in the crop, stopping the food from travelling to the stomach.
As far as I understand, chooks need shell grit and things like that to grind up the grain, sometimes they will swallow a too large stone (perhaps if not given enough grit, or by accident) that can result in a compacted or pendulous crop.
I don't know a whole lot about it, given that the only one I've ever had was recently (my Mum's) and it was from this forum I found the help - but it worked
Hi Everyone I still have my Langshan pullet with only a little section of impacted crop. I have massaged her crop 3 times day for 12 days, I have feed her soluvit and wet mash via a syringe and tubing that goes straight to her crop. I read that you can use magghots to eat through the impacted crop and since I couldn't buy any, I tried to grow my own. But that naughty dog of mine always found a way to eating what I left out for the flies ::)My family think I am insane but I have lost 2 birds in the last month and I was going to try and save tins one. She is a bit skinny but I am sure she will put weight on. I have given her some slack and only massage her in the morning. Tanks for all your help :)Linda
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