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Crop query

Postby poachedegg » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:01 pm

I have a five year old bantam Wyandotte. At bedtime her crop is huge,so large you would think that she is going to fall on her face.
In the morning when I feel her crop it is empty but still looks very big and flops about when she walks. She hasn't got an impacted or sour crop just a large empty bag.Should I be worried or is this just one of those things?
She eats very well,poops are normal and she lays quite well.
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Re: Crop query

Postby dinosaw » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:07 pm

Provided the crop is emptying overnight I wouldn't be too worried, it's probably just one of those age related things I would say, sounds like she has stretched out her crop over time.
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Re: Crop query

Postby Marigold » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:23 am

dinosaw wrote:Provided the crop is emptying overnight I wouldn't be too worried, it's probably just one of those age related things I would say, sounds like she has stretched out her crop over time.

I know how she feels!
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Re: Crop query

Postby poachedegg » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:24 am

Thank you both for your replies,thought that may be the reason and I'm with you on that Marigold !!
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Re: Crop query

Postby LadyA » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 am

Marigold wrote:
dinosaw wrote:Provided the crop is emptying overnight I wouldn't be too worried, it's probably just one of those age related things I would say, sounds like she has stretched out her crop over time.

I know how she feels!

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Re: Crop query

Postby bigyetiman » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:20 pm

We had a girl that had a very stretchy floppy crop in the mornings, never bothered her she was a good layer tough as old boots and lived until she was 7
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Re: Crop query

Postby Margaid » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:01 pm

There's hope for me yet then!
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Re: Crop query

Postby jaxhen » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:57 pm

Hi Poachedegg

By contrast, my neighbour has a young hybrid, going through her first moult and she (hen, not neighbour!) has a pendulous crop. I don't think there's been a history of sour crop or impacted crop.

The hen was seen by a vet yesterday (who, I'm told, 'specialises in poultry' and has suggested to try a crop bra first rather than use meds to tighten the muscle up. The vet said she has had some success with crop bras on other birds and she thinks it's worth a try.

Anybody else had experience of crop bras? Or meds to tighten up a crop? Just curious ........

PS Poachedegg, thanks for your earlier kind post about my more relaxed way of dealing with broodies. Glad you've had some success. I've just had my fifth case this year and dealt with them in the same way.
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Re: Crop query

Postby bigyetiman » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:17 pm

A crop bra ? I can imagine Lady Bracknell saying that. That's a new one for me
We had a girl with a saggy crop in the mornings, it worried us more than her, and she lived a long, happy and bossy life. Like us humans it all goes south after a while.
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Re: Crop query

Postby valeriebutterley » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:57 am

Sorry to butt in on the crop/bra postings, one of my Pekins is like that, she wobbles with a fat empty crop, but the dealing with the broody hen bit interested me.

One of my last year's Croads is persistently and constantly broody and snappy, she does not have any eggs, has not laid for months and has had her looks spoiled totally by being pecked and attacked for being always occupying the favourite nest box.

Her comb is totally scabbed and scarred and spoiled far back on her head.

Does someone have the cure for a broody? I have even thought I would do the cold water dousing bit on the bum, but never have. Any suggestions would be very welcome.
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