Don't know what to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Roxanna, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Roxanna

    Roxanna New Egg

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    I picked up some hens and one of them has a sack of watery stuff under her neck. When we started looking at her she has a wound that is healed. So I'm wondering if this could be an infection if so what do I do about it.
     
  2. FandangoRanch

    FandangoRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very new to chickens and when I discovered something that sounds similar, it was the crop. I did not know there even was such a thing as a crop. Could this be the case with your chicken? If you are a newbie like me, I thought that could be possible. If you are not a newbie like me, then please forgive me if I sound like I am assuming you are. Best of luck to you!
     
  3. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,this is her crop. Check her crop after eating,should be full,check again in the morning before eating,should be empty. Compare her crop to the crop on your other chickens. If crop does not empty or stays watery,there may be a problem. I am curious about healed wound on crop,if possible ask person whom you purchased hen from if any surgery has been done on her for impacted crop.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Pictures always help with identification.
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2. A pic would be great, definitely need more info. Might be the crop or may be an issue with a wound. Is the area hot, red, inflamed looking? Is the bird active, eating/drinking or is she lethargic? If this is an old wound that has closed over and abscessed the bird would most likely not be feeling well at all.
     

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