Please help me! Super sudden illness!

EastinChickens

Songster
9 Years
Apr 4, 2010
403
100
131
Michigan
Okay, well I don't have a lot of time to explain, my hen is in my laundry room all wrapped up in her blanket.

Symptoms:

Purple comb
Legs shaking
Her comb and legs feel cold
Keep puking up a clear, kinda brown fluid
Large crop that is sqiushy- feels like a half filled water baloon


What is wrong? What can I do for her? Please give me some advice!

ETA: The stuff she is puking up smell like bad eggs
 
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EastinChickens

Songster
9 Years
Apr 4, 2010
403
100
131
Michigan
Quote:Darn it. She just keeps laying down and shutting her eyes, like she knows she is going to die. It is sooo sad to watch
 

EastinChickens

Songster
9 Years
Apr 4, 2010
403
100
131
Michigan
Okay, she is standing up now, but with her eyes closed and is shaking badly.

New symptoms:
Droopy tail
Comb flopped over
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
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Do a search for sour crop - there should be a ton of info on it. Not sure that's it, but the best I can guess in a hurry.

Good luck.
 

Oven Ready

Songster
9 Years
May 9, 2010
517
14
121
Thailand
Aren't you supposed to turn them upside down for sour crop so all the goo runs out?
As mentioned search in here for sour crop, but turning chickens upside down won't do them any harm even if they don't have sour crop, so worth a try straight away.

Good Luck.
 

EastinChickens

Songster
9 Years
Apr 4, 2010
403
100
131
Michigan
Quote:Thank you so much! I will see what I can do for her.

I am planning on sticking her on a heating pad and leaving her be.
 

EastinChickens

Songster
9 Years
Apr 4, 2010
403
100
131
Michigan
Okay, I am going to take her outside and tip her upside down. She just puked again in the laundry room and I am literally gagging.


This is awful- poor girl.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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I looked around real quickly- sure sounds like sour crop. I have never dealt with it but the solutions seem to be ranging from making her "vomit" while held upside down to flushing the crop with everything from oil to water.

Time to act! Hope it works, no matter what you do.
 

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