1. Broccoli_the_chicken

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    Hello, I have a white Cochin who is having problems, (her name is Yoga) for the past two days she's been acting weird, her crop keeps filling with water and I keep draining her. Her tail is in the downward position and she is not active and lively, I am new to chickens and I don't know what to do or where to start.
     
  2. FeatheredFriends&Horses2

    FeatheredFriends&Horses2 Chirping

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    It may be sour crop. Open her beak and smell near it. If there is a rancid smell coming from it, that's probably your diagnosis.
     
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  3. Broccoli_the_chicken

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    It does smell bad, how do I treat this? Can my other hens get it?
     
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  5. FeatheredFriends&Horses2

    FeatheredFriends&Horses2 Chirping

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    Sour crop itself is not contagious, but it can appear in several hens if there is a common environmental factor. Bad feed is the most common. Check your feed, and make sure it's not bad, and check around the coop and run to make sure there is no old food sitting around.
     
  6. FeatheredFriends&Horses2

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    Try looking up this article in the article section...
    Sour Crop, Impacted Crop, Doughy Crop - Prevention and Treatments of Crop disorders
    By TwoCrows

    It's a long article, but look for the Sour Crop section.
     
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  7. Broccoli_the_chicken

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    Thank you!!
     

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