Please help me! Super sudden illness!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EastinChickens, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  2. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please hurry guys! Her toes are becoming stiff now. [​IMG]
     
  3. patnjess

    patnjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh oh I have not a clue, but I'm so sorry
     
  4. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  5. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, she is standing up now, but with her eyes closed and is shaking badly.

    New symptoms:
    Droopy tail
    Comb flopped over
     
  6. ranchhand

    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.
     
  7. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]

    This is awful- poor girl. [​IMG]
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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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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