Crop problem? Hen doing funny dance.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mola_mil, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. mola_mil

    mola_mil Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2011
    Not sure if I need to worry. My 5 month old light brahma who free ranges and has access to leyena was poised alone in the garden around 11:30am- the time she laid yesterday. She was doing a funny movement in her upper region. It went on for several minutes and I didn't know if she was trying to lay (which she normally does in her nesting box). When I went to see whatup, found her crop to feel like she had an egg in it. I disturbed her funky dance, and she did't go back to doing it. Now she's ranging again, but crop is still big and when I look at her straight on she looks lopsided. I've read about crop impaction and am just wondering if I need to worry. I've not noticed this bulge before, but maybe it's normal? Help. She's my only consistent layer so far (I'm a newbie) and I don't want anything to happen to her.
  2. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2011
    Puget Sound
    My Coop
    I'm sorry I can't help, I'm new at this too. I'm wondering if there's been any change? I hope it works out.

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