Crop Issue Or Am I Just Overreacting??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PamB, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    One of my hens has a large squishy crop. However, she is acting absolutely fine except that I have seen her vomit a couple times over the past three or so days. Does this mean there is definitely a problem even though she is acting healthy otherwise?? I've done searches but everyone mentions that the chicken is acting ill. Any ideas?
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have bad breath?

    You might try feeling around at the base of her crop to see if something is blocking the passage way.

    Also, you might check her first thing in the morning, when she hasn't eaten all night. If her crop is empty in the morning, i wouldn't worry a bit. Maybe she's just been drinking a lot.
     
  3. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    It could possibly be sour crop. I had some baby BO chicks that out of 6 of them 4 of them started acting wierd with squishy crops. Speckledhen really helped alot. She reccommended I try Braggs Organic ACV with 'the mother in it'. Now she also said to not give them anything to eat, just to give this a tablespoon into a gallon of water for a day (yep the whole 24 hours), then to try yogurt to eat while still giving the ACV and water to drink and the 3rd day give scrambled egg, yogurt and ACV and water. It was amazing at how it worked. I was totally sick to death with worry and this stuff is amazing. I will also say that i cheated and gave them food to soon and had to start the WHOLE process all over. So don't be tempted to feed them early.

    I sure hope that this could be what the problem is and this helps. It won't hurt her to put the ACV in the water. I do it once a month now for all of my chickens and geese.

    Good Luck and I [​IMG] hope she makes a full recovery.
     
  4. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Thank you both for your responses. I will check her in the morning to see if her crop still feels the same. If it does, I will try the ACV and that process with her. Thank you again!
     
  5. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Quote:How much yogurt and scrambled egg do I give her??
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Okay about the acv I give it to my ducks and chickens in their drinking water everyday since I've had them 6 years for ducks and 1 year for the chickens. does anyone else give it everyday?
     
  7. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:I don't give it everday unless they are acting sluggish or sick. I usually give it about once a month. Is it ok to give it everyday because I have read that it isn't good for them. I could be wrong though esp since you have been doing it for such a long time.
     

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