CHICKEN WITH LARGE CHEST

Sandy2003

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waffles has a large growth in her chest. I don’t know what’s wrong with her. It’s very difficult for me to take them to the vet so is there anyway I can fix them at home or is it an emergency?
Feel of Waffles crop first thing in the morning before she eats/drinks, it should be empty.

Looks like she might have a Pendulous Crop to me and would likely benefit from a crop bra to see if that help the crop to empty. While you are examining her, smell her breath to see if it's sour smelling.

The 2 article below discuss crop disorders and also show how to make a crop bra.
Keep us posted on how she's doing.


https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...w-to-know-which-one-youre-dealing-with.73607/
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
 

Sandy2003

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The lump feels like a ballon or a bubble so my dad and I made her vomit. The lump is still large so we separate her and put apple cider vingear in the water. I read both of the articles and I think she has sour crop, but I’m nervous that I misdiagnosed her. Should I keep making her vomit, by the yeast treatment, or just so not cut back on food
 

Wyorp Rock

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The lump feels like a ballon or a bubble so my dad and I made her vomit. The lump is still large so we separate her and put apple cider vingear in the water. I read both of the articles and I think she has sour crop, but I’m nervous that I misdiagnosed her. Should I keep making her vomit, by the yeast treatment, or just so not cut back on food
I would not make her vomit any more, she may aspirate, choke or die.
I would begin with treat for yeast if there is a sour smell. Provide her with water, but withhold feed for the rest of the day and re-check the crop first thing in the morning to see if it's emptied.
Crop issues can be difficult to treat, so read through the articles several times and get set to tend to her daily for at least a week.
I would only give her wet feed and a treat of scrambled egg - no corn/scratch/veggies, etc. you want the crop to empty and whatever she eats to be processed easily.
If the crop is pendulous or not emptying, you may still need to make her a crop bra to get the contents to empty. @azygous may be able to chime in with more tips.
 

Sandy2003

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May 13, 2019
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Connecticut
The lump feels like a ballon or a bubble so my dad and I made her vomit. The lump is still large so we separate her and put apple cider vingear in the water. I read both of the articles and I think she has sour crop, but I’m nervous that I misdiagnosed her. Should I keep making her vomit, by the yeast treatment, or just so not cut back on food
Ok I stop with the vomiting. We gave her yogurt which should help with the yeast. For the scramble eggs should I give her the yolk, the white, or bother
 

Sandy2003

Chirping
May 13, 2019
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76
Connecticut
I would not make her vomit any more, she may aspirate, choke or die.
I would begin with treat for yeast if there is a sour smell. Provide her with water, but withhold feed for the rest of the day and re-check the crop first thing in the morning to see if it's emptied.
Crop issues can be difficult to treat, so read through the articles several times and get set to tend to her daily for at least a week.
I would only give her wet feed and a treat of scrambled egg - no corn/scratch/veggies, etc. you want the crop to empty and whatever she eats to be processed easily.
If the crop is pendulous or not emptying, you may still need to make her a crop bra to get the contents to empty. @azygous may be able to chime in with more tips.

We also got a fungi miconoazole cream, should I give that to her or wait
 

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