Hen doing a weird swing thing with her neck, not eating well. HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaintedMeadows, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 6 month old buff orpington hen who is doing a weird thing with her neck. She makes a movement that reminds me of that teenage girl head neck wobble when they do the "oh no you didn't girlfriend' thing. It is mostly after she eats or drinks. I brought her in yesterday morning when I noticed her doing this and her crop was completely empty and she wasn't pooping properly. She was pooping milky white stuff and only sparingly. In the first 12 hours of being in she only pooped 4 times. I got her to start drinking a little, she ate some hard boiled egg mashed up with oil and it wasn't long after that when she had an oily poop so I don't there is a blockage anywhere. Her comb was really pale and purplish on the tips for a bit and she was cold but now she is warm, comb bright red and a bit perkier. Her poop has become much more normal overnight but dry. She is still doing the neck thing alot. Could she have a neck injury? I checked all along her neck and there are no bumps. Wondering what to do. Oh ya, and she is on a medicated layer ration with oyster shells on the side. No vets around us take chickens and we are pretty isolated.
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries she is just adjusting her crop. Mine do it alot. The white in the poo is the urine i believe and is also completely normal. Try giving her some olive oil for whatever is in her crop that you may not be able to feel, the oil will help the food or whatever in her crop. She may have just overdone it on the oyster shells. Keep an eye on her for a few days to make sure its not something more serious but from the sounds of it she should be just fine [​IMG]
     
  3. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh! Really? Ok, so now i am crying. What a sap. lol. We have been having a bad couple of years with animal losses and my 8 year old daughter couldn't take yet another one so close to Christmas. What a relief!! Should I keep her inside for a few more days? How do I give her the olive oil? Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
     

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