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 New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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