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Help, please! Top heavy and falling over

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hockeymom3229, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. hockeymom3229

    hockeymom3229 New Egg

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    Good morning, I've got a mixed breed hen. She is gray and fluffy with feathers on her feet. She had been acting like a loner for the past week. She has also been doing funny things with her neck which is always down in her shoulder area. This morning she tried to walk around the yard but keeps falling forward. Like her breast is too big. It's crazy. I don't know what to do for her.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Could you post a picture of her holding her neck in the position? Check her crop to see if it is puffy and large, and does it feel soft or hard? She could have impacted, sour, or pendulous crop. Is the neck in a spasm, stuck, or twisted such as in wry neck? Is she puffed up--holding her neck pulled into her shoulders and hunching? Here is some info on crop problems: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
     
  3. hockeymom3229

    hockeymom3229 New Egg

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    Thank you for that link. I think she has an impacted crop based on the information I read there. Although it gives directions on how to handle this at home, I'm thinking we will go to the vet this time. Hopefully, they will let me watch so I can gain the knowledge for an y future issues.
     

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