Please Help! Sick Chicken.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by michael757, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. michael757

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    My golden sexlinks was just lying down and i though she qanted to lay. After bringing her to her lay spot when she threw up a clear liquid. Her crop is soft and mushy aswell. I am about to take her to the vet.
     
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    Also she has pooped and it was very watery.
     
  3. michael757

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    I will not be able to take her to the vet today. I wont make it there before they close.
     
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    How old is she? Has she been eating or drinking? Has she been acting ill before today? A mushy puffy crop can be a sign of sour crop, but not always. Sometimes the crop just slows down and won't empy overnight if some other illness is a problem. Coccidiosis can cause diarrhea, and a slow crop. Is she old enough to lay eggs, and has she been laying recently? I would put some electrolytes and vitamins for poultry in her water, and a tsp of plain yogurt in her feed. Try offering her some chopped egg to eat.
     
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    She is 2 years old, she has been eating and drinking. Not that i could see, she was fine yesterday. She has already layed, but she had not layed since 3-4 months ago. I will try the electrolytes and vitamins and i do have yogurt.
     
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    I iust felt ger crop and it feels like it has emptied.
     
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    Be sure and check her crop first thing in the morning before she has eaten or drunk water when the crop should be empty and flat. Sometimes if their crops are full of liquid and you touch the crop, this can cause them to throw up a bit. You might try massaging her crop to try and get it to empty. Here are a couple of links to read about crop problems:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
     
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    Thank you, these links are very helpful
     
  9. michael757

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    And ill be sure to check her crop first thing in the morning.
     

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