poorly chicken (Bloated crop)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chikpea, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Chikpea

    Chikpea Hatching

    Apr 25, 2007
    hello im Hannah and i have 4 chickens (peking bantums) pure pets.
    recently i have noticed that one of them (Mandy) have an enlarged crop, she has had it for over a week. its as if its full of air, or liquid i cant work i out, i can feel that their is some grain in their but its comletely different from the other girls. in herself she is showing no signs of ill health, i mean she is not the brightest chicken but she still wounders around th garden happily with the others and appears to be eating and drinking (ie she is still alive).
    if anyone can help it wold be much appreatiated.


    ps sorry for the spelling and punctuation.

  2. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi there, sounds like she may be crop bound.First try soaking some bread in some minerial oil & give it to her,then massage her crop gently.If ya don't have minerial oil,veg. oil will work too. Seperate her away from her food for awhile.Make sure she has fresh water.Hopefully that'll work out what's in her crop.
    Now if her breath smells sour then it's sour crop,which can happen too.
    Here's a link to the other BYC board with somemore info http://p072.ezboard.com/Information...ardchickensfrm30.showMessage?topicID=17.topic
    Hope she gets better, please give some updates when ya can, Miriam

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