HELP!!! Sick Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickChick9912345, May 20, 2019.

  1. ChickChick9912345

    ChickChick9912345 Hatching

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    I've had this happen to one chicken before. It killed her. It's like a huge growth/abscess where the crop/breast is. Also, when she bends over to drink liquid seems to come out of her mouth. I separated her from the rest of the flock, and then gave her electrolytes, water, and food. It's hot out, so I hope she doesn't suffer. She currently is standing in the shade. She acts like she can't sit down. What is this and how can I help her? 20190520_105801.jpg
     
  2. Hencraze24

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    the cause may be heatstroke, if she wants shade. Is she eating or pooping at all?
     
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  3. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    :welcome
     
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  4. ChickChick9912345

    ChickChick9912345 Hatching

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    I haven't seen her eat or poop. What can I do about this?
     
  5. BugStalker

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    her crop looks huge for a sick hen. check for sour crop by feeling the crop. or maybe force some liquids, rub her crop pretty good, and then hold her upside down while rubbing the crop. should force some nasty & smelly stuff out if it is sour crop.
     
  7. BugStalker

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    A sour crop would also generate heat, which may be why she's choosing shade, but heatstroke probably slows digestion, which could also cause this.
     
  8. BugStalker

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    Does her abdomen feel firm, or like it has liquid inside?
     

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