3 month old chest is full a she is not acting well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tjduranfarms, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. tjduranfarms

    tjduranfarms Just Hatched

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    i have a 3 mnth old half rhd isl red and americauna seems to have a full chest and isnt doing well.
    what to do?
     
  2. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

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    Could you describe "not doing well"?
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is the whole cheat full or just the crop? How does it feel--full, soft, hard, soft, or like a balloon? The crop is is her upper right chest under the neck. Has she been drinking water? There are 2 main crop problems--impacted crop from eating long grasses that get stuck,and will not pass through. The crop would feel hard, and not empty by the next morning as it should normally. Sour crop feels like a balloon, there may be a sour of bad odor from the beak, and they may be spitting up foul smelling liquid.
     
  4. tjduranfarms

    tjduranfarms Just Hatched

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    Yes it was sour crop, unfortunately I caught it too late. I had to dispatch. My favorite chicken paid the ultimate price for my lack of chicken education. But now I know what to look for. I want to thank BYC and all you great chicken folk. It's so reassuring to know so many people are ready to help at a moments notice. Thanks again.
     
  5. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry for your loss :hugs
     

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