Sick hen maybe coccidosis? Impacted crop??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Carolrich, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Carolrich

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    IMG_0461.JPG Hello. Remember Beatrice of the egg bound hen thread? Well If you check back on that, you will see that we had a successful outcome. We put her back with the girls on the 26th. On the 27th we noticed her being lethargic, puffed up and hunching, not eating or drinking. I took her to the isolation cage and checked her crop, her abdomen, her vent and found nothing I could discern. I began a treatment of Corid as per dosing instructions on this site. I had to syringe feed the treated water. I was able to get bits of soft egg and softened pellets into her. She is not rallying. Today as I checked her crop area, I noted an enlarged lump more to the center of her breast and definitely not on her right side. I can wiggle it side to side. I thought maybe it was an impacted crop so followed the protocol in and article on this site and gently massaged it upward. I gave her miconizole per instructions on that same page. She is pooping and it looks a little wetter than usual but otherwise normal. I will include a picture of her. However, the lump does not feel in the correct place as her crop should be.
    I have to go out and check on my other girls right now so will check back in about 30 to 45 minutes.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Did you check for another egg?
     
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  3. Carolrich

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    No egg:(
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Do you think you would be able to feel the egg if it were shell-less?
     
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  5. Carolrich

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    I will go back and try. I did not want to stress her so may not have gone in with my finger far enough. Be back in a few. . .
     
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    @casportpony : I checked with my finger in straight and up as far as just past my first knuckle. I have small hands. The area up there is empty.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I've had a few act really sick just before laying an egg, so maybe she's just getting ready to lay again. What does her poop look like?
     
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    Is it possible she is broody? I had a hen that was broody once, but when I put food and water in front of her, she ate it. Beatrice will not voluntarily eat or drink.
     
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    I will take a picture of her poop.
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    She doesn't look broody to me, she looks like she isn't feeling well. :(
     
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