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Is this Sour Crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lucgyp, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Lucgyp

    Lucgyp Hatching

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    My hen's crop is empty first thing in the morning but within 4/5 hours the crop is swollen and squishy (like a water balloon). This has been going on for a week or so now. This doesn't seem to be happening to my other hens.

    Is this a sign of sour crop?

    Any help/advice would be appreciated.

    Regards
    Lucas
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    As long as it is going down, she is fine. The chickens store the food they forage/eat in their crops during the day and digest it during the night. That is why it is/should be empty in the morning. I would keep and eye on her to make sure she is acting fine otherwise, but it just sounds like normal chicken behavior. :)
     
  4. Lucgyp

    Lucgyp Hatching

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    Ok thanks for the replies.

    I was just a bit worried because my other hen does not have the same squishy/swollen feel in the crop
     

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