Bloated Silkie Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenCrazy14, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. ChickenCrazy14

    ChickenCrazy14 In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2012
    I have a silkie hen, about a year old, who is bloated. She is acting normal. She is alert, eating, drinking, etc., but her crop is huge. About the size of a tennis ball, which is extra large for a small silkie hen.
    All of my other birds are normal, she is the only one that appears to be different.
    I had her peck at some grit to see if that would help (just a couple of minutes ago).
    Also, I didn't smell anything stinky on her breath. Would that rule out soured crop?
    Any help you could offer would be fantastic!
    Thanks in advance!

  2. luvmychickens12

    luvmychickens12 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2012
    I don't know if I can be of much help, but I am going through the same thing with my chicken. I actually brought her to the vet and had it drained but the next day it was filled back up(in the am before eating) It feel all swishy right? They told me to feed her baby food or unsweetened apple sauce and gave me a antibiotic, but it's been over a week and still not better. I have seen some people post on here about treating it as a fungal infection and feeding yogurt with lots of live cultures. I hope she gets better soon:) My hen is one also and that is just so young to not be feeling good.

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