large crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scubacoz, May 4, 2007.

  1. scubacoz

    scubacoz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has a very large crop and it stays that way. At first I thought she was just a little pig eating all the time but that is not the case. Then i checked to see if her crop was hard. That was not the case either when i mashed on it liquid came out of her mouth. it looked like a mixture of some seed with maybe bile. What causes this?? I have tried to catch her again to just mash on it to get rid of some of the liquid but she stays far away from me Guess I will have to try and get her at night but she gets way up in the rafters to sleep. When she walks she kinda waddles and her crop sloshes back and forth. Any info would be appreciated. Kathy in Texas
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Try looking up "Impacted Crop" or "Sour Crop". I have heard of them but have no personal experience with either.
     
  3. scubacoz

    scubacoz Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks i will . Kathy
     

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