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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by foxhollow, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cluckies- hopefully your girl just needs some rest and then she will perk back up for you. I am sure it can take a lot out of a hen going through what Baby is. How long did it take your other hen do get better with the eggs? Did she ever have any break like Baby's did? I have read and heard from family that liquid calcium is something really good to have on hand when the hens need it for egg binding. Of course, my SIL recommends it for calving cows too but that is another thread [​IMG]. Just a thought on the calcium tho to maybe read up on it and see if it might work for you. Hope she looks better for you tomorrow!
     
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Are you sure she has diarrhea? Chickens have many different types of poop. She may be just passing a lot more clear liquidy stuff from the stress of what she just went through with that egg.
     
  3. Cluckies

    Cluckies Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure she has an impacted crop, checked them a few minutes ago and her crop is still full (4:45 am) the rest of the girls' crops are empty. I may have to take a day off of work today and treat her for that. any good suggestions? i'm reading an article right now on using dulcolax, water, and massage of the crop, every hour until it is moving again. sigh, if it is not one thing, it is another...
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

  5. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow - I read these things and feel like I have soooo much to learn. :) I'm sure when the chicks come I'll have more questions for everyone.
     
  6. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Me too, Terrysgirl. I have no idea what a chicken crop is.
     
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  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    You sound like the person with just the right amount or lack of knowledge to accompany me on a snipe hunt....
     
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  8. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does a chicken crop have anything to do with 50 shades of Grey? lol - couldn't help myself. Just kidding. :) Back to chickens, ahem.
     
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  9. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now THAT, duluthralphie, is something I know much about so you'll be on that hunt all by your lonesome.
     
  10. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    HA. The wives in our group of friends is dragging us husbands to that movie on Valentines Day. Not my type of movie but it is Valentine's Day after all...
     

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