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Hello, I am new to this site and fairly new to raising chickens (have had mine for a little over a year now). I walked out to the coop this morning and noticed that one of my chickens was acting funny. I let my chickens free range in the yard and they come to their coop when they need water, food, etc.. Well one of them is just standing by the water bowl, not moving or sitting and she has her eyes closed. She will only open them when she takes some water or hears a noise. she doesn't want to eat or take any sort of treat but she will still drinking water. Everything about her physically seems fine, except when I was stroking the front of her chest I noticed an enlarged balloon like feeling which I am assuming is her crop. I compared it to to the others and hers is definitely swollen. Obviously, being new to having chickens, I am panicking. I read a few things about separating her and with holding food as well as massaging it for her. But I don't know if that is correct or if there is anything else I can do? She doesn't want to walk around interact, eat, or anything! Please help! Thank you so much!

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! 

 

Stop by this article on crops and see if you can't figure out which one of these she is suffering from. Follow the instructions in this article to help her heal....

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments

 

Good luck and I hope you can get her healed soon!

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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