New member needs help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickencath, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Chickencath

    Chickencath Hatching

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    Hello fellow chicken lovers! I haven't had a flick for 40 years and have so much to learn!
    Thanks for helping me take best care if my girls.
    Chloe was shy when we brought her home 2 wks ago, then we thought she was going broody, quiet time in the nest etc. But today she looks sick. When I pick her up she vomits, foul smelling, labored breathing, scant liquid stool & lethargy. Crop feels soft and a little large. Won't eat or drink. What can I do for her?
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! this would be best posted in the emergencies section but in my opinion she has sour crop.
     
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  3. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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    Welcome, I’m glad you’ve joined! I agree with sour crop.
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    Welcome to BYC. Sounds like sour crop. Whenever you pick up a chicken and accidentally squeeze their full crop or lean them forward, they my regurgitate crop contents. From the bad odor, it does seem to be sour crop. Many use yeast infection cream (monistat) or give 1/3 of a suppository orally twice a day. Other mediciations used for sour crop are Medistatin (Nystatin) powder given orally in food. It is available online. Coconut oil is also good. Sour crop can be hard to treat or cure, and can be a sign of a long-standing impacted crop previously, or pressure on abdominal organs from a reproductive infection causing a crop slowdown. With a crop disorder, make sure they have granite grit available and do not feed any whole grains. Here are 2 good articles about crop disorders:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...w-to-know-which-one-youre-dealing-with.73607/

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...ntion-and-treatments-of-crop-disorders.67194/
     
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  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    :welcome :frow I agree with the other posts. You have been given good advice and I can't add to it. Good luck...
     
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  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Eggcessive has given you excellent advice - hopefully you can get your chicken better soon!
     
  7. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens The Cluckmazing Factor

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    I'm sorry to hear about the ailments. :hit
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