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One of my chickens was sitting on the roost by itself. I noticed she looked a little bigger. When I got closer I couldn't believe how swollen she was. Compared to the others she was one and a half times their size. I picked her up and fluid came out of her mouth. We took a closer look at her and she was very lethargic. I had put scratch down that I make up and some corn and she didn't touch it. We applied some stroked to her chest and belly and more fluid came out and it was brown. I don't know what to do or how to help her. I don't want to lose her. Does anyone have any ideas of what this is or what I can do for her? Please.

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Hi there MsBehaven; I am sorry you and your hen are going through this.

 

While I am not an expert on what ails chickens, I have had some experience with sour and impacted crops and your gals symptoms sound similar.

 

There is a great article regarding Prevention and Treatments here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments

 

Good luck with her; I hope she makes a full recovery.


Edited by Teila - 1/24/16 at 1:20pm

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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