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#10257 - 05/20/04 08:57 PM Re: Impacted crop
Sandy C. Offline
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Hi Robert

All my hens are only worth 50 cents, but they are precious to me

Well apart from my Speckled Sussex, she is worth $25, and she is just lovely, huge bird.
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#10258 - 05/20/04 09:02 PM Re: Impacted crop
Sandy C. Offline
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Loc: Australia
Hi Bunny

Terramycin(oxytetracycline HCI) to give my hen with a moderatly impacted crop, the bag says 400-800 mg/gal of water but I don't have a metric scale.

I would suggest you buy a small syringe from the chemist for diabetic, it hold 1 ml and has gradient markings that will give you your 400 and 800 respectively

Also what kind of vitamins and how much? Thanks for any advice!

You can get multivitamins that go into water, and the directions are on the packet, only give for one day, then let her rest for 2 days

When she is better, give her a dose of electrolytes in her drinking water for 2 days, then fresh water at least for 2 to 3 days before you do anything else

Actually the multivitamins and electrolytes will do all your hens good
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#10259 - 05/21/04 04:41 PM Re: Impacted crop
Bill Ludwig Offline
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Registered: 07/17/02
Posts: 2582
Loc: Ohio
Hi Bunny

Your terramycin mix is about 3/4 tablespoon to a gallon. You vitimin mix will be 1/4 teaspoon to a gallon.
The terramycin wont help the crop impaction though. I only used antibiotics because I opened my hen up and was concerned about infection from that. Good luck.

Bill

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#10260 - 05/21/04 07:52 PM Re: Impacted crop
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Bill... are those standard doses? i've not had to use antibiotics as of yet and was wondering if i should jot that down

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#10261 - 05/22/04 04:11 AM Re: Impacted crop
Bill Ludwig Offline
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Registered: 07/17/02
Posts: 2582
Loc: Ohio
Wander
3/4 tablespoon of terramycin = the 600 mg dosage. Half way between the 400 to 800 mg suggested on package. If you have a small postal scale the amount would be .375 ounces. Its the amount I use when using terramycin. What I buy is from Pfizer and comes in a 6.4 ounce pack. If your package is different this may not be correct.
Vitimins are Durvet and come 8 ounces to a pack. The mix should be .0727 ounces per gal. About 1/4 teaspoon.

Bill

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#10262 - 05/22/04 09:55 AM Re: Impacted crop
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thanks Bill. i appreciate the info wink

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#10263 - 05/23/04 08:28 PM Re: Impacted crop
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San and Bill
Thanks for the information! smile
Nettie seems to be doing better. Getting the crop to empty is a slow process though. She's getting so used to me working with her that she'll sit still on the perch and let me massage her without me having to hold her under my arm.
Bill, her crop felt hot to the touch and skin looked kind of red , no outside cuts or abrasions(possible internal infection) so I thought antibiotics would help. Or am I jumping the gun?
Bunny

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#10264 - 05/24/04 03:36 AM Re: Impacted crop
Bill Ludwig Offline
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Bunny
It is possible for an impacted crop to become infected. If you belive this is the case then your doing right. I just wasn't sure why you were using antibiotics and thought I should explane why I did.

Bill

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#10265 - 03/08/05 02:36 PM Re: Impacted crop
Marchick Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 55
Loc: California
I have a hen with an impacted crop. She has been fluffed up for a couple of days and I am pretty sure long grass is the culprit.

This morning she still had a hard lump about the size of a large egg in her crop.

Should I try the oil/massage treatment first? How do I know what to do first?

Does the oil treatment usually work?

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