Sick Hen -- please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ccons, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. ccons

    ccons New Egg

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    The past few days I noticed one of my hens (a RI red) staying away from the rest of the flock. She would always be the last out of the coop in the morning, and a few of the other hens would peck her and attack her when she would get near them.

    I then noticed she had clear, watery poop. Also would have some greenish diarrhea as well.

    I brought her inside, gave her clean water with electrolytes. Her crop seems a little full, and I have been massaging it every so often.

    However she still is doing small little green poops (where I have read it means she isn't passing food through) and the crop hasn't changed in size.

    I read that I should try to empty the crop myself, but I'm not exactly sure how to go about this and I don't want to hurt her. What should I be doing next? :( I appreciate any help.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Crop issues can be a symptoms of an underlying condition like Cocci, worms or internal laying/reproductive disorders. If you can take a poop sample to your vet for testing that would be a good idea.

    For treatment options this article is very good. I recommend that you read it through completely before you attempt to empty the crop or begin a course of treatment.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
     

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