Sick 2 month old Chick swollen/puffy Crop

Billy Mahone

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Hi,

One of my chicks is sick and i suspect its a crop issue. I'm not too experienced with treating sick chicks, however i have been watching some videos on you tube and suspect its a sour crop sickness?
When i place my hand on her crop, it feels like a balloon about to burst so i have been massaging her crop, however the issue is not going away.
I noticed, she is unable to jump higher due to her heavy chest like the other chicks to sleep at night so she sleeps on the floor.
One of the other chick is the same age as her but twice in size (please see last couple of photos of the other chick to compare).
Would appreciate any help.
 

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Might be sour crop. What you can do is syringe some warm olive oil into the side of the chicken's mouth and massage the crop gently, to attempt help loosen the blockage. Do this 3-4 times a day. Good luck and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :welcome
 

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Hi,

One of my chicks is sick and i suspect its a crop issue. I'm not too experienced with treating sick chicks, however i have been watching some videos on you tube and suspect its a sour crop sickness?
When i place my hand on her crop, it feels like a balloon about to burst so i have been massaging her crop, however the issue is not going away.
I noticed, she is unable to jump higher due to her heavy chest like the other chicks to sleep at night so she sleeps on the floor.
One of the other chick is the same age as her but twice in size (please see last couple of photos of the other chick to compare).
Would appreciate any help.
When are you checking the crop?
Check first thing in the morning before she eats/drinks - see if the crop is still fully or like a balloon then.
Is she acting lethargic, unwilling to eat/drink, is she pooping (photos of the poop)?
What do feed, including treats?
Do you provide grit (crushed granite)?

How high is the roost?
 

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