large crop, diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Honora, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen's crop is larger than normal and soft as if she has been drinking a lot of water. She also has diarrhea/ watery poop. She seems to be eating normally. Could this be from worms or some illness?
     
  2. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What have you been feeding her? As in wet or dry food? Tbh, diarrhea shows up along with symptoms of almost every chicken illness but my guess would be that what she's been eating has a high level of moisture.
     
  3. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems to be well again now. She had the same thing happen to her last summer and also recovered after losing a lot of weight. I wonder if it could be some kind of crop issue?

    She has been eating her usual layer crumbles along with table scraps, scratch & BOSS for treats. She also free ranges most of the day & eats grass.
     
  4. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can get infections (yeast or otherwise) in the crop. I know this contradicts my earlier post, but try giving her a little natural yoghurt. It does wonders in terms of infections.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How old is she?
     
  6. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is almost 2. Thanks for the suggestion, I will try the yogurt.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Have you wormed your chickens?
     
  8. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not recently, might be time to do that as well.
     

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