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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littlecreekfarm, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    How do i tell if my chicken has a sour crop??? Thanks!
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Open his mouth, amd smell...
     
  3. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sour crop will be enlarged and when you feel the crop, it will feel like a water filled balloon. They also become less active and tend to puff out...generally, they don't look well either but feel the crop. If if is big and feels like a water filled balloon it is sour crop and if it is large and very hard feeling, it is more likely impacted crop.
     
  4. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Every night i go to lock the coop up her crop is very large and hard but then its normal the next day......is this normal? her crop is kinda squishy and small right now, i tried smelling her breath and it smells normal.
     
  5. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like she's going to bed with a full crop. That's normal I think....
     
  6. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep...if it is gone by morning it sounds like a normal full crop. If it was sour or impacted crop, it would still be there in the morning.
     
  7. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    yay Nugget is ok!!! Thanks everyone!!!
     
  8. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad Nugget is OK! [​IMG]
     

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