Chicken acting sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hens rule, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken named Coopy was acting normal yesterday maybe a little differant. Today she's a little less active and she stands like she's pooping (only a little) and after she had a big poo she stood that way for a few minutes is she constipated. Her egg area feels okay so I don't think she's egg bound. Her crop feels like it may be impacted. What could it be?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How is she doing?
    Check her crop when she goes to bed (roosts) then first thing in the am before eating and drinking. The crop should be full at night and empty in the am.

    Make sure she has plenty to drink and grit available.

    Here's some useful info on crop health.
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues-html/
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/06/chicken-anatomy-crop-impacted-crop-sour.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
     
  3. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your answer! I checked crop at night it feels normal. I'll check it again in the morning.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Let us know what you find out[​IMG]
     
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    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her crop was empty this morning. So I think she's good. :cd
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's good to hear!

    Keep an eye on her and make sure she is eating/drinking.
    If she still seems off, let us know and we'll try to help you figure it out.
     

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