1. chickensarefamily2me2

    chickensarefamily2me2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a one year old yellow Buff Orpington named Cyndi. For the past few days, she has done nothing but yawn. And it's odd. She stretches her head up, closes her eyes, and opens her beak as wide as she can. She won't stand up and is rather thin now. Anything I can do for her? She's not really doing much. She ate two bites of food this morning as far as I know. And she's sneezing. Loudly. Her comb is really ugly, not a nice pretty proper red. She... just... looks sick. There isn't anything caught in her mouth, I've looked.
     
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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you felt her crop? Sometimes long strands of grass will get tangled in the crop, and sometimes you can feel it.
     
  3. chickensarefamily2me2

    chickensarefamily2me2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just felt it. It's either empty or squisy. I know that isn't spelled right... I'm betting more towards empty. If it is squisy, what would I do?
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, that would be called impacted crop so, if you look it up on Youtube, they have videos where they wrap the chicken up and cut the crop open (with out any painkiller, they don't tend feel it) and pull out the stuff, and the crop will heal up by itself I heard.
     
  5. chickensarefamily2me2

    chickensarefamily2me2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't do that.... I'm only eighteen. And I faint at the sight of blood. I have a Dad, but according to him, it's just a chicken. I don't want her to suffer, but I don't have enough money to afford a vet. Nor do I have a vet.
     
  6. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dover
    Here is a video of my girl that has possible gapeworm



    The vet gave her a panacur suspension. If you have a vet you may be able to call and ask if they can give this to you. It is based off of weight so you will have to stand on your scale with your chicken, then without and figure out the difference. If not there is safeguard for goats that you can give. You can find measurements on the web boards here.

    If her crop is big and squishy (like a big water ballooon) she may have either an impacted or sour crop. I would first start off by regurgitating her and then giving her olive oil and yogurt. If it fills back up with "water" you should go and get some Monistat 3 or 7 which ever and start giving her that.

    If while feeling around in her crop you feel something hard or bulging then it is probably impacted. You should regurgitate and then do the oil and try to massage it through.


    This is my girl with a sour crop.
     
  7. chickensarefamily2me2

    chickensarefamily2me2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cyndi died at 8:13 Texas time. Thank you to everyone for the help. Cyndi will be missed, and was a great part of the coop. Now I have to keep on eye on her best buddy Ursula....
     
  8. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry hun
     
  9. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry, and I should of thought of that before (I too don't like seeing blood) [​IMG]
     

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