Question about my cochins crop please help????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tractoraholic, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. tractoraholic

    tractoraholic In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2010
    Hello everyone,

    Ive been raising a small flock of chickens for 5 months now. Today I went to a local chicken sawp meet at Tractor Supply. I ended up buying a 8 week old black cochin. When I got her home today I examined her more thoroughly and noticed her crop seemed abit large, soft and mushey. Upon doing a little research I thought it might be sour crop, however there is no strong foul oder from her breath. This afternoon she ate and drank fine, she seems Ok , checks out her new surroundings, scratches around, doesnt seem sickly. Also she pooped 6 times today First couple where normal solid brown with a little white in it and there were some that were soild with a little clearish whiteish runnyness to them. I am withholding food from her tonight to see what happens. This is the first cochin Ive owned so do they normally have a bigger brest that seems mushy or is there something worng with her crop. Any suggestions, Id hate to loose her she is such a friendly and awsome pullet she loves perching on my shoulder.

    Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions,


  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Sounds like she had a good meal before the swap!
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    There doesn't seem to be anything wrong. Some of mine run around with big, soft, and mushy, and the others run around with gigundo stuffed tennis balls, like they can't cram anymore in there...But they can.
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    If you didn't you might want to take the waterer out, too. Just Check on her first thing in the morning, and then you can replace the water. Keep in mind that they have very fluffy, feathers on their breasts so you will need to get your fingers to the skin as best you can. It seems like she wouldn't be pooping if she had a crop problem.

    If I feel my cochins' breast through the feathers they feel mushy compared to my other chickens.

    I'm glad she is such a friendly pullet.

  5. tractoraholic

    tractoraholic In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks everyone,

    I checked her this morning and her crop is fine and empty. It was one of those things ya start reading about symptoms on the internet and it leads you to expect the worse. Thank you all for your replies and help


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