Please Help--Bantam Hen has Bloated Crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedBugPoultry, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. RedBugPoultry

    RedBugPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Jasper Co., S.C.
    My d'Uccle has a bloated crop. There does not seem to be anything in it just air and water. Can anyone help me on this. If bacterial will sulmet help? Would Tylan 50 help? I have syringes here too would relieving the pressure help by pushing it in the crop--not something I want to do unless someone had tried this before and it worked....

    Please help if you have had this problem and know what to do!!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    How long has it been this way? Is the bird eating and drinking? Have you tried checking FIRST thing in the morning, before the bird has had access to food, to make sure that it's staying bloated????
     
  3. RedBugPoultry

    RedBugPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Jasper Co., S.C.
    I just found her this way this morning. Is it normal for them to wake up this way?
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    No. If they've had no access to food overnight, then the crop should empty out overnight, then become engorged again as they constantly eat throughout the day. I would pen this bird separately so that you can easily monitor whether she's eating, drinking, and pooing. If she IS, then I'd probably not stress about it. But if she's not eating within a few hours, then you could try getting a little olive oil down her and massaging her crop gently to help break any blockages down.
    There's not a bad smell coming from her beak is there???
     

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