hen with crop prolems.....help please :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roxyblue, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    Hey everyone,
    I haven't posted in a while, but this is a real emergency.

    This morning I noticed that one my girls, Stella, was acting very slowly and not eating much.

    when I locked the girls up after free ranging she went to the corner of the run and sat down, her tail was down indicating to me that she was in distress.

    After giving her an exam I found that her crop was buldging with a watery like substance. There were no other signs of sickness that I could see.

    After doing some research I decided to vomit her. Carfully I did. She barfed up a lumpy brown liquid, it didn't have a smell.

    As of now she is sitting quietly in the sick pen I made for her with some water, but no food.

    I am looking to all of you guys for advise, I'm not sure what I should do next. You guys have never let me down. Please help!

    Thank you all so much!

    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  2. How is her crop after doing that? I don't have any experience with sour crop but if it didn't smell... ?

    Either way, I'd get some yogurt into her. Plain and unsweetened with a variety of probiotics if you can find it. Usually they like yogurt, sometimes you have to convince them to eat it, and other times when they're really sick you have to force it into them. When that situation arises, I usually make yogurt pills. I take small bits of yogurt and roll them in cornmeal until I can handle the things which I then put in the back of their beak after opening wide.
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    I have been treating my girl with the water balloon crop with monistat. There is a thread on here about it, you just have to type MONISTAT into the search bar.
  4. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    Thank you guys!

    I massaged her crop a couple times today and am not seeing much of a difference. I did go and by some plain yogurt with all of the

    probiotics in it, she ate a couple teaspoons of it willingly. She has drinken a lot of water and been up and moving around much of the day.

    she is even in the nesting box as I write this. I'll go read your thread now jakRat.....

    Thanks again!

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