chicken swoolen crop? just vomited help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by davidtailford, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. davidtailford

    davidtailford New Egg

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    hi my chicken is sick,,,droopy crown been sat in box all day. We thought maybe egg bound but then when we massaged her swollen crop she vomited yellow liquid

    is she egg bound? she has been given access to cut grass so maybe she's eaten too much? help quick please
     
  2. KiraCookie

    KiraCookie Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that she is way too full. Maybe she ate too much and now she can't keep it down. Is she drinking water? Maybe that will help.? Her food sack is probably too stuffed. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. KiraCookie

    KiraCookie Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that she is way too full. Maybe she ate too much and now she can't keep it down. Is she drinking water? Maybe that will help.? Her food sack is probably too stuffed. Also, if her butt is swollen and red then yes she is egg bound. Can she walk around? [​IMG]
     
  4. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    massage the crop gently
    be sure she has GRIT
    give a little mineral oil on soaked bread!
    she has a sour crop!
    don't let her eat any shavings or grass or hay or straw! only fine food until is passes

    put some apple cider vinegar or ANY vinegar if you have it in the water for a week or two
     
  5. miraclepooch

    miraclepooch New Egg

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    She might have a sour crop, this happened to my chicken once and we took her to the vet.
     
  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may have just eaten too much or her crop may be impacted. Isolate her and do not feed her anything. Give only water. Check on her in the morning. If her crop is still full then it is either impacted or sour. If it is empty she is fine and just over ate and can head back to the coop.
     
  7. miraclepooch

    miraclepooch New Egg

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    no!! don't give her bread!!! I took my chicken to the vet for sour crop and the vet said that the infection is caused by bacteria back up and yeast only makes it worse!! We tried giving her bread and oil and the vet said it was the worst thing to do!!
     
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