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HELP! Chicken drooling foul yellow liquid

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Found one of my 3-year-old hens puffed up, lethargic, and isolated when I went to close the coop.  She seemed fine this morning.  Her crop appears full but is not hard to the touch.  She is drooling a foul-smelling yellow liquid.  Is there anything I can do to help her?  She is very ill.  This is quite sudden.


Edited by BlueMoonFarm - 4/26/16 at 6:42pm
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Adding to say that all other hens seem completely fine.  I have pulled her from the coop and put her in a crate in the house.  I don't even know what possible diagnosis to research.

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After some more research here I think the problem is either impacted or sour crop.  I vomited her as directed in the article, and A LOT of gross liquid came up, as did 2 pieces of grass.  I will give her water with probiotics, but I am not certain whether I should give her the dampened feed as suggested in the article to keep crop working in case it is an impaction.

 

Please help!  Food or no?? 

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She didn't make it through the night. :-(
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