Is this a crop problem? Please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by suzynchris, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. suzynchris

    suzynchris New Egg

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    She is six days old. I tried massaging the area last night and got a little bit of fluid out, but the swelling has gotten worse intead of better. She still wants to eat but I have taken her food away. Could it not be her crop and be something else? She doesn't seem to be in pain. She just walks lopsided cause of the swelling. Please help. I am new to chickens and don't want to lose her.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Did the fluid come out of the "lump" or out of her mouth?



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1092006/very-large-lump-on-chicks
     
  3. suzynchris

    suzynchris New Egg

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    fluid came out of her mouth. I tries again several hours later and got nothing. Could it possibly be from a ruptured air sac?
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you sure it is not her crop.
    Don't massage anymore. When you massage the liquid is most likely coming from the crop - regurgitating food/water - she could possibly choke.
    Is she eating and drinking, active like the rest of the chicks?
    Does the lump go down at any time?
     
  5. suzynchris

    suzynchris New Egg

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    She is not as active as the rest of the chicks her age. She still eats and drinks. Just stumbles a little cause of the lump. And no, the lump does not get any smaller. Her whole chest is just as swollen.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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    Can you take her to a vet?
     
  7. suzynchris

    suzynchris New Egg

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    I don't know of any in my area. I will continue to search for one. Should I keep food from her?
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

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    Give her chick starter and water.
    Before bed, take away the food. Feel her crop and then in the morning check it again and see if you notice it emptying.
    As far as the lump, you may want to look into "ruptured air sac".

    I have provided you a few links to help you possibly identify the problem, since it is hard to tell exactly what is going on, whether it is a crop or air sac issue.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1092006/very-large-lump-on-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/889866/is-this-a-ruptured-air-sac
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1051252/lightbox/post/16083122/id/7160124
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/828000/subcutaneous-emphysema-pictures-added
     
  9. suzynchris

    suzynchris New Egg

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    We lost her last night. Thank you for your help. Your information will help me care for the rest of my new flock
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss[​IMG]
     

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