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    Sour crop, yellow runny diarrhea, and swollen abdomen help

    Morning update: Agatha's squishy crop has gone down a lot, but still not empty and still a bit squishy. She's perked up a lot more, so that's a plus. Her abdomen is still red but not swollen. I guess just keep treating for sour crop and go from there 🤔
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    Sour crop, yellow runny diarrhea, and swollen abdomen help

    Update:. When I went out this evening, she was looking a bit perkier, her crop is still squishy and extended, but her abdomen is pretty much back to normal, although it is a bit red. My plan tomorrow is to keep up with the garlic water, massage her crop every couple of hours and try her with a...
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    Sour crop, yellow runny diarrhea, and swollen abdomen help

    Hi all, I hope I can get some help! I noticed yesterday evening that one of my ex-battery hens was puffed up, lethargic and closing her eyes a lot. When I examined her she felt heavier than normal. Her crop was squishy like a water balloon, and her abdomen was also swollen. She has also...
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    Integrating 3 POL hens with 2 separated hens

    Thanks aart and Mrs. K! I was trying to use chicken psychology to determine the best way, but they all seemed to be viable options and wanted some insight from others who have more experience than myself. Once the new girls start putting themselves to bed at night consistently (Ginger goes to...
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    Integrating 3 POL hens with 2 separated hens

    Long backstory: A couple of weeks ago I rescued 3 ex-battery caged hens and one of them died within 4 days, leaving me with 2. The next day one of the remaining hens (the less assertive one) was injured with a cut about 3 inches below her vent. I'm pretty sure it was an accident and not...
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