Hen with pale, floppy comb. Doesn't lay.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lyoness, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. lyoness

    lyoness New Egg

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    We have a six-month old Rhode Island Red that has quit laying. Her comb is floppy, shriveled-looking and pale. She is a lot less active than my other 5 chickens, and we often find her laying in the corner of the coop when it is hot outside. She is able to get around well enough - eats, drinks, goes inside at night, etc. though she is kind of clumsy and un-coordinated.

    Her eyes, nose, and ears look OK. Also her vent is clean so I don't think she is having abnormal poops.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. lyoness

    lyoness New Egg

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    Did a little more research and decided to check her crop. Sure enough, it feels like she swallowed a golf ball!

    Massaged it a little (which she seemed to enjoy, actually) and smelled her breath which was a little stinky but not outragouesly gross. So probably impacted crop?

    I will set up a separate place for her and try giving her some olive oil. How do I tell if it is working or not?
     

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