Please help my sick chicken


6 Years
Sep 21, 2013
Sacramento CA
Hello, I am a new chicken owner, since February to be exact, and there's already a sick chicken. Pippin is a white Brahma approximately 8 months old. She is an everyday layer and usually very energetic and friendly. I went outside this morning to check on them (we have 5 chickens all together-the others seem fine) and Pippin was standing under the waterer not paying to much attention to myself or the others running around.
Large, mushy crop
Not eating
Not laying
Pale comb
Her eyes are clear and she was drinking water but at the moment that's about the only positive.
I started this post at 10:00 this morning and it is now 7:45 pm and there is no change. All the girls are in the coop for the night but Pippin isn't perched, she's usually right in the middle, instead she's lying on the floor of the coop with the babies. I tried to do some research during the day and read about impacted and sour crops and coccidiosis, which include all of her symptoms but like I said I'm a new chicken owner and I'm completely at a loss of what to do. She's such a sweet girl and I'd hate to loose her, please help.
Thank you for the information. She doesn't look sick except for being lethargic, at one point she popped up and ran for about one second, that's the most she's moved all day though. She walks when she needs to get somewhere but that's it.
please post in detail asap on "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures,' thread - more experienced people monitor that site and hopefully will be able to advise treatment.
Welcome to BYC
I see you posted in the Emergencies section. You will get good advice there. Best of luck with your hen!

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