Odd cropped chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sylvar, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. sylvar

    sylvar New Egg

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    Hey all,
    First post here, but I was on the old board so some of you may know me.

    I have a broiler chick with an odd crop.

    Description: Soft, squishy, over sized.

    She foams at the mouth if I turn her up side down...so I know she is mostly full of fluids.

    Any thoughts on treatment? She is definately not growing like the others. At 6 days old she is half sized. I am not holding out a lot of hope for her, but thought I would check in here to see if any one had a thought on how to treatthis problem.

    Thanks!

    Shane in Stoutsville
     
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    sounds like sour crop. its been awhile since we've had to treat it so I wont trust my memory to go into details try googling it. hope it clears up.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    it does seem to be "sour crop" however as this condition is the result of something else going on, I am posting you the link to my articles on it (some are very technical but will still have bits of info that will be helpful to you)
    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=emergencies&action=display&num=1161893898

    ...I know is a lot of reading but this is a complicated condition which often can lead to severe illness in your bird when you do not approach it correctly. Also please do not turn your bird upside down... a bird has no epiglottis to close off the opening that leads into the lungs/airways and that "gunk" you see coming out will get in their and cause secondary infection in the airways.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2007

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