Chicken Very Sick - Bantam Hen

Coquette05

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Hello, I have a young hen that has been having problems for some time now and I've tried a bunch of different things. She is pale, her manure is whitish, she moves her head and upper body like there is something in her belly???? Very strange. I don't know a lot about chickens but her pouch is liquidy???? I've tried sugary products to see if she was anemic and didn't seem to help, so that's out. I gave her sulmet, no go, vet rx, no go. Any help would be appreciated!
 

Eggcessive

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Welcome to BYC. Do you mean that her crop is full? Or is the lower belly full? Has she had a sour or foul odor from her beak that could be sour crop? Does the crop feel hard, soft, empty, or balloon-like? Is she eating and drinking? Do you feed her yogurt or probiotics? Has she been wormed recently? I would use some electrolytes and probiotics in her water now. Get back to us about her symptoms.
 

Coquette05

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Welcome to BYC. Do you mean that her crop is full? Or is the lower belly full? Has she had a sour or foul odor from her beak that could be sour crop? Does the crop feel hard, soft, empty, or balloon-like? Is she eating and drinking? Do you feed her yogurt or probiotics? Has she been wormed recently? I would use some electrolytes and probiotics in her water now. Get back to us about her symptoms.


It feels watery like..... Balloon like. I can give her some yogurt and electrolytes and probiotics. She was eating and drinking but now not at all. She seemed to rally and then back down again. How do I worm her?
 

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Valbazen 1/2 ml or cc orally and then repeat in 10 days, or you can use fenbendazole 10% (SafeGuard, Panacur) 1/4 ml (for a bantam) orally for 3-5 days in a row.How old is she? Has she laid eggs? A crop can be slow emptying whenever they are sick from other illnesses, so a full crop is not always sour crop. . If there is a sour or foul odor from her beak or she is vomiting a brown liquid, it could be sour crop. Here is some good info on crop problems:
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
http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/digestive-problems/index.aspx
 

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