Oh no, is it ok!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countyroad1330, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    I opened the lid to look at my rescue chicken, and it tried to fly out at me. I pushed its chest to get it back in the box, and it kinda threw up. Is it ok? I feel so bad. [​IMG]
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    yes she should be fine , she was probly stressed
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    If she had just eaten or drank, you pushed on her crop and she expelled some of it's contents.
  4. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    probably ok...

    just to be on the safe side:
    feel the crop ..just before roost time, when it should be full.
    then recheck in the morning before she eats ..it should be empty..if not..post back.
    check for any lumps or bumps, or grainy feeling, or if it feels like a balloon (and doesn't go down by morning).
    also check for sour smell.

    do you know where the crop is?
    near the bottom of the neck where it meets the chest..slightly to the right..(hen's right)
    feels like a little sac..but fills when they eat or drink.
  5. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Sammi - Thank you so much for all of the info!

    It had just eaten, and alot! The poor thing has almost been starved. It was completely normal today, and eating again.
  6. pollysmum

    pollysmum In the Brooder

    Dec 24, 2007
    Stressed birds immune systems go down... so keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't develop any respiratory infections

    Watch for
    1. dropping go yellow and foamy
    2. Face or eye or sinus swelling ... especially the eye area
    3. Strange sounding breathing

    Treat immediately if you find this .. the sooner it is dealt with the sooner the bird will respond and be fine... stress does some terrible things to chickens..

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