Baseball sized squishy crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by misskeeter, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. misskeeter

    misskeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay... My one year old hen has been developing this giant crop for a bit now... It seems she's now losing feathers from it... I've tried offering more grit, but I'm not sure what to do... It's baseball sized and squishy... No bad smell. [​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    From what little I know, more grit will not help. What does her poop look like? Does her crop empty at night?
     
  3. misskeeter

    misskeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poop looks normal.

    It goes way way down, but doesn't seem to empty all the way.. I can't ever catch her early enough in the morning to tell for sure though. She is a very early riser. I'll have to set my alarm and go wake her up maybe .. lol.. She's a biter when I mess with her in her sleep though. Sweet as anything any other time, but she does NOT like to be messed with at night...
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sounds like she might have a yeast infection then. Can you get any Diflucan or Nystatin?
     
  5. misskeeter

    misskeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know.. where would I get it?
    I have been prescribed that for humans, but where can I get it for chickens without a prescription? ...
     
  6. misskeeter

    misskeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay.. my other hen has it too... I just checked her.

    Her's was covered up by the fact that she is VERY fluffy, and her feathers blend right over it...
     
  7. Urbana Gardener

    Urbana Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my glw has this too. Any fx besides the meds? Should she be quarantined? :(
     

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