Ivermectin for chickens, sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bembem73, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. bembem73

    bembem73 Hatching

    Nov 15, 2019
    hi everyone! my 3 &1/2 year old rode island red have impacted and sour crop for a about 2 weeks now. her crop this morning is so full and seems softer. and i have been giving her vegetable oil and yeast medecine. she's letargic and we are planning to open up her crop but not so sure afraid to. she also have a pendulom crop from previous crop problem.
    i wonder if i should try to give her ivermectin for worms thinking she might have some blockage. but how safe it is? while she's so weak right now! she drinks a lot of water this morning. so now i took it away from her and waiting for her crop to drain.
    she's one of my pet chicken that i raised since 2 weeks old. don't wanna lose her!
    any help greatly appreciated
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Jun 24, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Is a vet an option? What does her poop look like?
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  3. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Free Ranging

    Feb 6, 2019
    Coconut or olive oil are more effective than vegetable oil. Good luck!
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    A vet might be the best to treat a crop disorder. Many hens can develop crop problems due to reproductive disorders that cause pressure inside the abdomen, slowing down digestion. Is she overweight or probe to overeating? @azygous helps a lot of people with pendulous, sour or impacted crops. Here are a couple of articles by her and TwoCrows about crop treatments:

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  5. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    What have you been using to treat the sour crop? How many times a day and for how long?

    Did it begin with an impacted crop and develop into sour crop? Or has her crop been full and spongy all this time?

    Read those articles @Eggcessive linked to and come back and we'll talk about where to go from here.
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