Same Chick-- OPPOSITE Problem....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Momma_Cluck, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    Poor little Princess (Her name now)
    1st she had an impacted crop--- thatturned out ok... but now she seems to have tho oppisite problem...

    her crop is allways either empty or seems to have air in it... she's not growing as fast as the other chicks, and now stays away from them (They pick on her) standing in the corner looking pitiful and lonely.

    Is this something I should be concerned about? I make sure she is getting wayter & Electrolyes... I see her drink as well as getting some by hand (She's well spoiled!) and she scarfs yogurt any chance she gets-- but I never find her with a full or even partly full crop..???

    Any thoughts folks?
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ..hi..i dont know if its the right thing to do or not..but..i would bring her in the a animal carrier..or something...get her all set up with food and water..and then watch her like a hawk...okay..not like a hawk...[​IMG] you know what i mean..[​IMG] you can see if and what exacly she is or isnt eating...i have heard those poly-vis-sol(no iron) vitamins can help also...good luck!...and dont worry..the experts here will chime in soon and help you out...good luck!..Wendy
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    the 'air' might be fungus gases.

    you can give her some natural apple cider vinegar - i think it's 1 TB per gallon of water. see if that helps.
  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    They are all in the house-- we raise them in a maytag box in my daughters room-- so no drafts and they get constant attention all day...
    they allready get Polyvitol and Quick chick alternating with their water, as well as Yogurt (started that Saturday) she DOES gobble-down yogurt-- and the crop gets full-- but otherwise...???

    Rather not separate her, as she is a naked-neck/turken and they allready pick on her as she appears "different" and pecked allready-- so re-introducing her may be worse.... but we did have the same thought--- maybe a small wire cage IN the brooder box so they still see her but can't bully her...

    I'll try the vinegar too! thanx!

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