I'm new and need help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lapollita, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. lapollita

    lapollita New Egg

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm so excited to start chatting with you all and learning about my new little loves! So... Let's get down to business! I have this beautiful white Amerucana, she's about 9 months old, I got her when she was about 11 weeks old from a big chicken farm out in westmorland. I've always noticed that she moves her neck really weird like side to side (I just thought she was a chicken with attitude!). Then I started noticing that she started spitting up like white-milky liquid. Sometimes when she drink water it sorted just comes out- I also noticed she's doing this more than before and what has me worried is that my other chickens (are nasty) and eat whatever she's spitting up. Yesterday her crop was HUGE!!! I started doing some research and found out that most likely it's blockage. My chickens are totally free range, so just yesterday around 2pm and all night until like 9am this morning I stuck her in a coop by herself. I put apple cider vinegar in her water (since I read it's a natural antibiotic) with no additional feed so she can try to digest whatever was in her crop. This morning it was- to me "normal" she's been eating and drinking all day like usual. She's not lethargic- she's totally going about her business, she's even laying eggs still, but her crop seems swollen again and she's still spitting up when she eats or drinks. Is there anything I can do to help her?! Super thanks for any help!!!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi :frow welcome to BYC!!
     
  6. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. lapollita

    lapollita New Egg

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    You're right, I think my girl has sour crop :( thanks for sharing that thread.
     
  8. lapollita

    lapollita New Egg

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    NorthFLchick- Wow! That was a super informative and helpful link!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
     
  9. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    One of our wonderful moderators, @TwoCrows wrote that. She's very helpful (for a lot of things)!

    The Learning Center has some great stuff in it, I refer back to it often.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope she has a speedy recovery. Please do update so we will know when she is all better. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     

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