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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Becky Henderson, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Becky Henderson

    Becky Henderson Hatching

    Feb 13, 2009
    My chicken was standing off to herself and not responding to me. She has a huge watery crop and when I tried to pick her up, she threw up. She is shivering. Please help..Thanks

  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] Welcome to Byc!!! [​IMG]

    I am not sure what might be wrong. Could she have an impacted crop??? Click "Search" on the blue line above and then type in "Impacted crop" for past threads.

    Good luck!! [​IMG]

  3. I would recommend getting her into a warm dry place - like inside a warm mudroom or part of the house. In a box with some warm bedding either a towel or some shavings. I wouldn't hesitate if she is chilled now it doesn't take long.

    Should have been more clear -

    A) If she is acting chilled - you might want to offer her room temperature yogurt or a scrambled egg w/ a bit of warmed cat food if you have it available. For a boost maybe a bit of lightly warmed water with a little, little bit of sugar.

    B) The symptoms sounds like sour crop, if she has more vomiting or sour smelling burps, massaging (primarily downward) will help to move the gas/obstruction. If this is the case hold off on the food and offer her lightly warm water with a drop or two of Apple Cider Vinegar. Once the crop has reduced then a bit of a treat is nice.

    Please update and let us know how the girl is faring.

    Anyone else?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    How's the water smells like?
  5. Jonathanq1

    Jonathanq1 Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Probrably had too much water along w/ old food. Fresh corn and water keep her away from the rest of the flock. 4 day Good Luck. [​IMG]
  6. Becky Henderson

    Becky Henderson Hatching

    Feb 13, 2009
    Do chickens experience miracles? Yesterday, my chicken was dying, I believed. She had a large watery crop, threw up, and was listless and shivering. This morning, her crop is back to normal and she is talking to me and eating! I am thankful. I planned to give her apv this morning but I think she is ok. Thanks for all the suggestions! [​IMG][​IMG]
  7. Great news - did you have to move her out of the coop or did she bounce back in with the others? What did you do for her?

    Just good to know what worked.

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