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Crop problem - scotsfran - 21-04-2018

Hi - I'm asking on behalf of a friend. Her Silver Sussex's crop does not seem to empty on one side - she's always had a huge bulge there. No smelly breath. She is two years old. The hen has been kept in with only water for 24 hours - any ideas/advice anyone??


RE: Crop problem - Sutty - 21-04-2018

If its just one side of the crop then it is probably not a problem with emptying. Is it a firm mass? It could be a tumour. I did have a cockerel with a tumour in its crop, resected by the vet but recurred, but did live a couple more years. If it feels like a tumour I would leave it if it doesn't seem to trouble her, and be prepared to cull if/when it does.


RE: Crop problem - zenith - 21-04-2018

I seem to recall a post about using live maggots to clear crop problems, but I can't recall who posted about it. I think it was either Lass or Chicken mum .WRONG !!!  Blush Have a look at April's post here


RE: Crop problem - k9crystal - 23-04-2018

Try live maggots.


RE: Crop problem - scotsfran - 23-04-2018

Many thanks for your thoughts - will pass that on!


RE: Crop problem - scotsfran - 23-04-2018

(21-04-2018, 01:22 PM)zenith Wrote: I seem to recall a post about using live maggots to clear crop problems, but I can't recall who posted about it. I think it was either Lass or Chicken mum .WRONG !!!  Blush Have a look at April's post here

Great memory Zenith!