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Please Help!!! Are my babies dying? What can I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dandydoodle, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    I have 3 Salmon Faverolle hens that are about a week and a half. When I went down to the coop tonight to check everyone in I noticed all 3 of them have something on there chests that feels like a air balloon. Does anyone know what this is what can I do? Are they dying???

    Please Help,
    MIchelle:hit
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    look up sour crop and see if that it. sorry I'm little help
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Are you sure that it's not just their crops? I sort of doubt that week and a half old chicks have sour crop.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure it's just not a full crop from stuffing themselves all day?
     
  6. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    They do eat a lot. They are like pigs. I believe it could be their crop but, it is really huge. I guess about a fourth of of the size of the baby. It can't be normal. I am really nervous.
     
  7. HanaleeFarms

    HanaleeFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Michelle. I had this same issue a few months ago with one chick. Unfortunately, she kept getting worse, and finally gave up. I hope this isn't the case for you! I couldn't really find anything to explain, but it was literally like an air balloon in her chest. I hope for the best!
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Check them in the morning. I think the lumps will be gone.
     
  9. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Is there anything I can do? Could it be a fungal infection causing it? Are they two young to give meds for a fungal infection?
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't do anything right now. Check them in the morning. If they look normal then what you saw was just their crops and nothing to worry about.
     

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