crop issues

  1. L

    Anise for ducks?

    Hi all. I read on the duck treat/food list that ducks can have Calf Manna which is flavored with anise b/c ducks, etc find that very tasty. I have a mallard that was rehabbed and released back in the area where he was injured. He was released 5 1/2 wks ago and we take him a snack once or twice a...
  2. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    From Thin-Shelled Eggs to a Swollen Crop: An Ongoing Mystery

    **I'm sharing this ongoing saga for two reasons: (1) to glean insights/experiences from others that might shed light on my EE's plight; and (2) to provide some insights to those experiencing similar issues.** THE BROKEN THIN-SHELLED EGG AND CROP ISSUE: I've posted before about my 17 m/o Easter...
  3. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Reproductive Issues and Doughy Crop - Link?

    I've posted before about my poor, beloved EE, who after a few months of laying beautiful large blue eggs daily suddenly had issues with thin shelled and rubber eggs. Intermittent thin shelled eggs led to almost daily thin shelled eggs, with only a normal one every couple weeks (normal but still...
  4. buffyfluffy17

    Australorp Help Needed!

    Hello BYC Community! I have a Black Australorp hen who is around 4 years old and is having some issues. First, I noticed that she would move her neck around in a weird motion like she was trying to swallow something. She would do it for a minute and it would be a while later when she would do it...
  5. hailey113004

    EMERGENCY HELP PLEASE!

    So, I accidentally fed my baby chicks mealworms, corn, and other feed that wasn’t right for theor age. Now two of their crops are swollen and one of them is having trouble breathing. I don’t know what to do and I terrified of loosing these babies. :( Can someone PLEASE help me figure out what is...
  6. Barredbuzzard34

    Sour Crop Without Sour Smell? Lethargic Hen

    I have a ~7 month old Barred Rock that started acting very slow and lethargic at some point late yesterday. She is a bit puffed up, and not very interested in food. I felt her crop, and it feels puffy/squishy and balloon like. The only thing is that when I smell her beak, there is no noticeable...
  7. LittleBird123

    Sour Crop Death?

    Yesterday morning when I went out to my chicken's coop I found one of them laying on the floor. I picked her up and she was breathing with her mouth slightly open and her crop was very large and squishy, it felt like it was filled with fluid or gas. I thought she might have sour crop and I had...
  8. J

    Post Mortem Evaluation

    Hi all, It's our first year raising chickens and we just lost one of our hens today, looking for some input on if I could have done anything better. I suspect it may have been from being egg bound but am not certain. She was around 8 months old had been laying nearly every day without issues...
  9. L

    Sour crop, aspiration, gasping...

    My year old silkie Pepper has sour crop for the 3rd time. Today is day 4 but only 18hrs on Nilstat. This morning she aspirated some of the sour liquid that she purged as I picked her up. She's gasping and occasionally coughing/sneezing. I know how bad aspiration can be but is there any hope...
  10. E

    Swollen crop in 1 week old silkie chick

    Hi there! I am ever so thankful to have found this site and all if you!! I am hoping someone has some more insight for me as I’m a first time chick mommy. I have a 1 week old silkie who has a pretty big crop. I felt it before lights out last night and then again first thing this morning. Last...
  11. Cotton Hill Chick

    Hen with large, soft, squishy crop... Sour crop? Something else?

    Hello BYC friends, I've just isolated an approximately 2 y.o. hen that is lethargic. Her eyes are bright, she is breathing fine. While I was holding her, examining her crop, it feels large (as in expanded), soft, and squishy. Almost not like a crop at all, but more like just her tissue if...
  12. MysticUniKitty

    Advice please! Maybe crop issue?

    This little sweetie (Watermelon) has a chest that is sticking out this morning... my son caught her and held as i looked her over. I'm not seeing anything but a very squishy chest. So my question is if her crop is filled with yuck, would it be squishy or more solid feeling? Could there be an...
  13. T

    Week old chick with hard crop

    Hello- New chicken mother here, so I’m looking for advice or someone to tell me to calm down and wait just out, if that is appropriate. I have an 8 day old BO pullet who is acting 100% normal- eating, drinking, sleeping like all the others and so so sweet, but her crop is rock hard. I noticed...
  14. Blazel

    New Chicken enlarged chest mass, skin growth, deep puncture wound, twisted toes

    Hello, We just picked up a new chicken tonight, we got her as she was being bullied by her flock, the other chickens wouldn't let her roost or eat and were pinning her down to pull her feathers out. She's just over a year old, hy-line chicken. When we saw her we immediately agreed to take her...
  15. erinangele

    Hen- standing still often, small hard crop- HELP.

    Hi, I have a year old hen who I noticed is spending most of her time this evening standing around. When I went to investigate I noticed her crop feels like a ping pong ball. She was clucking to me and has bright eyes. She got up on the perch to sleep but just looks scrunched up and...
  16. J

    Baby Chick Crop issues--please help!

    Hello. I'm new to raising chicks and need some help. We have 5 baby chicks that are about a week and a half old or so. One of them is much larger than the rest and has a full crop. I have been giving olive oil, massaging crop, giving yogurt, probiotics, etc. I can't seem to get the poor...
  17. Equiem

    Not sour crop - doughy crop to fluid filled and not emptying - ADVICE PLEASE

    Prudence is my one original ex-battery hen that has never had to go to the vets... yet! She is 13 months free after being rescued from slaughter in March of 2018. I am in the UK and she is one of 6! Background: Thursday morning, she was slow to come out so I caught her (much to her disgust -...
  18. CityslickerHomestead

    5 of 7 Chicks Have Hard Crops

    I need help on possible crop issues and after searching the forums and troubleshooting for a few days I’ve decided I need to ask for more help! I am brand new to raising chickens and currently have seven chicks (3 polish, 2 Welsummer, 1 Wyandotte, and 1 Americana) around 2 and 3 weeks of age...
  19. ChickenMama308

    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    Hi everyone, so 10/27 I took Nani to the vet and sadly received an EYP diagnosis, exactly 3 weeks after I discovered something was off with her and along the way I've treated her for many different things trying to rule it all out. (She is a 2.5 y/o RIR who free ranges 24/7 and I don't even see...
  20. Equiem

    ADVICE PLEASE - soft, broken shell, lethargic hen!

    I've been keeping hens since March of this year. They're rescue ex-batts and I have already lost 2 of the 5 I started with, been to the vets with another and now one of the others is unwell. I've dealt with a lot since keeping them - the first prolapsed after one week so I had to learn things...
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