EMERGENCY: dying hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Littleducklady, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Littleducklady

    Littleducklady Hatching

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    Her crop feels squishy and a little bit bulgy she laid an egg 2 days ago. Her beak did smell a little sour
     
  2. Littleducklady

    Littleducklady Hatching

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    not really mouth breathing. she did have sticky stuff coming from her nose. her beak was smelling sour. her crop feels a little bulgy and squishy
     
  3. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Songster

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    So she may have an impacted crop then. You can try massaging it, hoping to break it apart and help it move through her system.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    If her crop is squishy, then treat for sour crop.
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    Can you get pictures of her poop?

    Have you brought any new birds home in the last couple of months and have you ever had to treat any bird for coccidiosis before?
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    I'm sorry to have to contradict you, and I know you mean well and are trying to help. But sour crop is dangerous to massage. An impacted crop is the crop disorder you massage to loosen up the obstruction. Massaging a sour crop can cause the sour fluid to back up into the airway and cause pneumonia if it doesn't kill the chicken right off.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...w-to-know-which-one-youre-dealing-with.73607/
     
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