Help my chicken seems to have a blocked airway!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bendchicks, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. bendchicks

    bendchicks Hatching

    Dec 3, 2012
    Bend Or
    2 days ago, I noticed one of my chickens was struggling to breath. I have checked best I could for an obvious obstruction. Her crop is full and has been for two days. I have tried giving her mineral oil, while giving her water and antibiotics. She is still alive, but I don't know what to do next? Has anyone experienced with this? Thanks so much in advanced!

  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    It is probably either sour crop or impacted crop. Is her crop hard or soft like it is full of liquid - or both (liquid filled but with a hard mass). Hard crop is impacted. Soft with hard mass is an impacted crop that has gone sour. Just soft is a sour crop from a bacteria imbalance.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012

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