Dark Diva not pooping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blogachick, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. blogachick

    blogachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Dark Cornish hens (Dark Diva) is not pooping. It started last week with less poop which progressed to diarrhea which stopped altogether this morning. She seemed to be acting normal so I didn't get worried until yesterday but today when I let the girls out of the coop she didn't go for the food like the others. Her crop area seems generally swollen (not just pooching out like it normally does when she's eating during the day. (like in the picture below). Can anyone help?

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  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry i cant help. But this post should bump your thread.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is the crop empty in the mornings?

    She may have an impacted, slow or sour crop.

    Make sure she is drinking plenty of water, has poultry grit (crushed granite) available and offer wet poultry only.

    Crop issues are usually a symptom of an underlying condition like Cocci, worms or possibly internal laying/reproductive disorders (something is causing the blockage/passage of foods to be digested). If you can take a fecal sample to your vet for testing that would be good.

    Here is a very detailed article on crop issues and treatment options:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
     
  4. blogachick

    blogachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mustang Rooster: Thanks for the 'bump'

    WyorpRock: Thanks for all the information and great advice. I will follow it.
     

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