- Jun 1, 2008
Hello, I have been enjoying byc from australia for nearly a year but have never put up a post. There seems to be some VERY smart people out there when it comes to chook problems and my chook has a BIG problem. I am really concerned about my isa brown hen, Blinky (she has a permanent film over her left eyeball, hence the name!). In about the past 7 days I have noticed that she has been lethargic and not really eating even though she comes over when I put bread or lettuce, or catelope innards in their yard. Her comb is getting droopier and darker by the day and I don't know what to do! Her crop is about 2-3 times bigger than a normal full crop but blinky's crop is really squishy like it is full of liquid and gas. I have tried massaging it but it only make a bad smell come out of her beak and she also seems to get fluid up her throat. She is very skinny now and does not look like she is long for this world. Hopefully someone can help me as I cannot afford to take her to the vet.