BR hen looks sleepy a lot today

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rbum, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. rbum

    rbum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Barred Rock Hen that looks very sleepy all day today. She's usually very active but she has her eyes closed often. When I let her out this morning she would just stand there with her eyes closed. She also was puffing up like she was going to lay an egg [​IMG]
    or something but she already laid an egg this morning. Any suggestions[VIDEO][/VIDEO][​IMG]
     
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  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    How does her crop feel? Do you notice a foul odor from her mouth?
    Last year, my WL hen, Pearl, had much the same behavior as your girl.
    I picked up her, felt the enlarged squishy crop, smelled the foul odor and immediately knew she had sour crop.
    I gave her olive oil and massaged the crop-- she started vomiting and by the time it was said and done, her crop was back to normal.
    I fed her plain yogurt for 7 days as a precaution and she's not had a recurrence, thank the Lord.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Broody?
     
  4. rbum

    rbum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's not broody
     
  5. rbum

    rbum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crop did seem squishy. But I couldn't smell anything foul. The wings were drooping down and she seems to be lethargic
     
  6. rbum

    rbum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just separated her from the others.
     

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