Fluid Filled Breast on Hen.......Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lockedhearts, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    One of my Cochins has a large area of "fluid" on her breast
    area, it moves when she walks and I looked under her feathers and can see no injury. Anyone ever had this? Not sure what to do, it doesn't seem painful. If this was on a horse I would use a syringe to draw it off, just have no clue and haven't ever experienced this with a chicken.
     
  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Are you sure it isn't a full crop?
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    How do I tell?
     
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    So what should I do for her? My Equine vet will be here Wed, I wonder if he could help? He gives my dogs their rabies shots for me and he had to treat a variety of animals before specializing in Equine.
     
  6. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since the crop is a part of her body, you shouldn't have to do anything unless it gets very, very hard. That's called impacted crop, but it doesn't sound like she has impacted crop. Good luck!





    Ashleigh

    P.S. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    The crop is suppose to be puffy and mushy... don't do anything. If it's the crop it's a normal part of the digestion process.........

    Maybe you should google poultry/chicken crop and read up on it a bit so you don't worry.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    THanks! I always worry about the "kids" we are finally getting ready to move them to the "real" coop/run, they have been living in a stall in my barn since they were old enough to leave home.
     
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    It's good to worry about them that's why 7000 people can find a reason to join a forum about them, lol!!! First thing in the morning the crop should be so much smaller from the digestion at night...see all the poop in the morning under the roost?!! If yours is still enormously distended in the morning then you may have caue for alarm, my bet it your chicken just ate alot of bugs and treats during the day!!
     
  10. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    all of mine have that but sometimes its hard, sometimes its squishy...never been a problem for mine [​IMG]
     

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