Help Needed fast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by treeowl, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my hens breast is very enlarged. what is wrong? she seems miserable, at first i thought it must be normal but it is getting bigger and bigger, she has a hard time getting around, plz help i don't know what to do for her and the other chickens and rooster won't leave her alone.
     
  2. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the swelling to one side? If so I might suggest searching on enlarged crop and remove her from the harassment of the other hens/rooster. There are several posts related to this issue with some great recommendations for recovery.
     
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Check it first thing in the morning before she has eaten anything. It sounds as though you are looking at her crop, which fills as they eat. Take all food away tonight so you can properly check in the morning, it should be gone by then.
     
  4. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    plz help answer my qustion i am new to oning chickens and i don't even really know what is the best way o explain my problem i a desperate
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    in the wild, Mass
    Seperate her from the others.
    Is her crop hard or soft? this makes a difference on what could be wrong with her.
     
  6. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    i have puther in a cage in the chicken houseso the others ca'tget to her. i did puwater in tere with her and she drank and drank, this has been growing for tree days. it does seem alittle one the side but it is so large its hard forme to tell
     
  7. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the swelling on her chest only on one side as you look at her? If so it is the crop that is full from overeating or it may be sluggish/blocked. I would immediately take food away from her, isolate her if possible in a cat carrier etc. and offer only water.

    Just read recent post - good job to isolate her. Observe her overnight... you might want to smell her breath...Yuh, I know it sounds strange but she may have sour crop. It will smell - well stinky and acidic. Let her rest and check her in the morning...in the meantime search this site - there are great posts in the event that surgery is required.
     
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  8. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Is it hard or soft?
     
  9. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    it feels soft
     
  10. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    But did you palaptate her crop? It is the first thing food goes into in a chicken before it goes to the gizzard, it is at the base of the neck on top of the breast? Does she have access to grit? She sunds plugged up!
    Oh sorry, someone else is helpin', sorry!
     
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