1. Tabbstanley

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    So I have a brown leghorn chicken she is about 4 months old and for the past two weeks her crop has expanded to about half her side. She is majorly too heavy and I have removed her from the other chicken and she's in her own own inside my house. I have tried to give her apple cider vinegar water and yogurt as the vet recommended. She also said that it could be a blockage but her crop has not gone down and she has thrown up food which is unusual and she can no longer move and she falls to the left and scoots herself to where she can get comfortable in her pen. She wants to snuggle and sleep all the time and she can barely keep her eyes open, she's not eating I dont know what to do I dont want her to starve to death. She is also half the size of the other two brown leghorns I have that were gotten at the same time...HELP!!!
     
  2. ChickNanny13

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    It's possible she's got an impacted crop, from my notes that I've collected from other BYC Members ....

    Coconut oil & massage, Ducolax (stool softener w/out stimulate...

    Thank you @aart for this posted info ...
    A hard, lumpy crop, perhaps smelling like a stopped up garbage disposal, likely is an impacted crop. You would treat this condition with several doses of mineral oil, coconut oil or olive oil. You might need to add a stool softener. You might also need to treat a sour smelling impacted crop with an anti-yeast medicine after breaking up the impaction with oil and massage.
    If all attempts to treat a crop disorder fail, and the crop continues to be full and refuse to empty, and if it is overly large and hangs down low from the chest wall, you may have a pendulous crop that needs support in order to empty. This condition may be temporary if the hen is young, but permanent in older hens with poor muscle tone on their chest wall. A support device is helpful to keep the crop functioning.
     
  3. Tabbstanley

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    Thank you so much for your help I will try this!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I don't remember writing that......link the post, please?
     
  5. ChickNanny13

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    :oops: Ooops, sorry @aart, it was @azygous ... I'm not very computer literate, don't know how to save those links. What I do is copy/paste :rolleyes:
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    If you right click on the post number, then click 'copy link address', you can then paste that ;)
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

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    :bow @aart ... Thank you, now I need to try that ;) Wyorp Rock "taught" me how to tagging :hugs

    EDITED: I tried it works, thank you so very much
     
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