BR hen looks sleepy a lot today

rbum

Songster
6 Years
Jul 27, 2014
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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
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or something but she already laid an egg this morning. Any suggestions[VIDEO][/VIDEO]
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CluckerCottage

Songster
5 Years
Sep 16, 2014
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Oneida County, Upstate NY
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.
 

rbum

Songster
6 Years
Jul 27, 2014
121
4
111
Louisiana
Crop did seem squishy. But I couldn't smell anything foul. The wings were drooping down and she seems to be lethargic
 

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