Shriveled chicken comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thiebert, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. thiebert

    thiebert Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have a hen that was lathargic (not eating) and had goo coming out of her mouth when she drank. I figured it was sour crop. So I withheld food until morning, made her vomit, feed her yogurt and wet warmed chick feed. I also gave her tetracycline in case of infection. I've let her out now with the others and she does seem better but she still looks like she has a full crop and she doesn't move around as quickly. (She looks fat) I then thought that something maybe stuck in her crop so I gave her lots bread soaked in olive oil and sprinkled with grit. I did this for 3 days now! Still the same. Her poop looks norm, she is roosting but she's not laying. Any ideas?
     
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  3. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After she gets sick it takes a few days to start laying. I'm it so sure about why her crop is constantly full tho.
     
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  5. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwwe. Poor baby. Take her to te vet tomorrow.
     
  6. thiebert

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    I'm thinking her crop is partially impacted. Which causes frequent sour crop. Will get her some meds from the vet. I don't want to pay for surgery, way too expensive out here
     
  7. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopes she's better soon!!!
     

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