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sick chicken.. hard crop whats this!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angelpoo, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it normal for a chicken to have a hard crop? my pullet is sick. She lost her strength and is gaping for air. but i noticed that her crop kept getting harder, and now is is totally just one hard ball. I love her to bits, and want to know whats going on. All my other chickens are healthy and i noticed that they didnt have hard crops. I love them all sooooo much and wouldnt know what to do with myself if they all got this. will my other babies get it?!!! pls reply ASAP
     
  2. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may have an impacted crop. Is she eating/drinking/pooping?
    Try giving olive oil and massaging her crop in a circular motion. Encourage water. If she is drinking well you can add vit/min/electrolyte supplement. Offer yogurt with active culture.
     
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  3. fisherlady

    fisherlady Overrun With Chickens

    From my limited experience and much reading I would think you are describing either an impacted crop or possibly sour crop (though I thought sour crop would not be as hard)

    here is one thread I found after a quick search for 'impacted crop'

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/449143/impacted-crop

    read through and check the links others posted on it to see if it helps you.

    Good luck!
     

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