Hen not actin herself...and squishy sack in breast area

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Justino, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Ok, so my EE hen roxy wasnt actin herself today....she wasnt all energetic like she always is and i found her by herself laying on the ground but not sllepin....i looked at her and didnt remember her having a gusgy sack like thing below her neck, i think the breast are....i felt my others and they had somethin like that....some were harded, some were smaller, some were bigger....is this just a chicken thing or should i be worried? she already laid an egg today too if that helps [​IMG] [​IMG] hope nothins wrong with her [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's their crop you are feeling. If the lethargic one's is soft and squishy, see if it doesn't shrink by morning, as she may have an impaction. Could just feel under the weather too and have drank lots of water.
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    ok, i dont think its TOO big but ill keep an eye on her....wat about hard? my ?Ausie has a hard crop a lot of the time...same with my BR....but not all the time [​IMG]
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Its better to have a hard crop than a squishy one.
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:why is that? mine swith almost everyday.....hard and it feels like and egg then next day squishy and feels like theres little tiny balls in there. [​IMG]
     
  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    anything i should do
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  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * The crop is where a chicken keeps the food it eats before the food moves to the gizzard. When the chicken has just eaten it will be hard and big. When it hasn't eaten for a bit bit but has had a lot to drink- squishy!! Don't squeeze too hard.
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    d.k :

    * The crop is where a chicken keeps the food it eats before the food moves to the gizzard. When the chicken has just eaten it will be hard and big. When it hasn't eaten for a bit bit but has had a lot to drink- squishy!! Don't squeeze too hard.

    lol i didnt dont worry! ok thanks all!​
     

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