Chicken with hernia?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alaina92317, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:44 PM.

  1. Alaina92317

    Alaina92317 Hatching

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    My parents just bought this chicken today so I'm not sure on the type of food it was given. But just a while ago, we noticed this fluid looking thing on its chest. Anyone know what it might be?
     

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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer Premium Member

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  3. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Chirping

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    Ummmm... looks like an infected crop full of pus. Is she eating?
     
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  4. Alaina92317

    Alaina92317 Hatching

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    Yes she is
     
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  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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  6. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Chirping

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    Okay push in on it. Does it feel like its going into a small hole. That means a hernia.
     
  7. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    That is one big crop! Does it smell bad? See if it empties overnight. If not then something is wrong.
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Be sure to check her crop first thing in the morning to check if her crop has gone down. You may need to place her in a dog crate with water, but no food if the crop still has food in it. If the crop is puffy, and there is a bad or sour odor, it may be sour crop. Here is another good thread to tell what you are dealing with, and instructions on making a crop bra:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...w-to-know-which-one-youre-dealing-with.73607/
     
  9. NoFlyBackFarm

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    This is true.
     

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