Egg bound? Impacted Crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by potocki99, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. potocki99

    potocki99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken looked larger than normal yesterday, and I chalked it up to gaining weight. Husband noticed today something was off - when I got home to check her out, she was panting, and hunchy. When I picked her up, she "threw up" watery stuff that looked like there may be blood? Back end was pretty poopy with yellow custerdy looking stuff. What is it and how can I fix this? They stopped laying a few weeks ago (I have 7, and they are all 3 years old). TIA!
     
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    potocki99 Out Of The Brooder

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    her vent doesn't look blocked, but it is pulsating?
     
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    Warm bath, injecting olive oil in the vent, massaging, and feeding oatmeal with olive oil. She spurts out the yellow custard looking stuff, too.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Could you post a picture of the droppings? If they look like custard, it's possible that she could be an internal layer, and that possibly is egg material. I would not inject anything into her vent. Chickens can throw up easily when handled if there is food or liquid in the crop. Does her crop feel full and squishy even first thing in the morning? I would take a rubber glove, and examine the inside of her vent with a finger 1-2 inches for egg binding. Has she been wormed lately?
     

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