Sick Hen - Tube Fed Twice- Crop doesn't seem to fill.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ShellyByTheSea, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. ShellyByTheSea

    ShellyByTheSea Out Of The Brooder

    Thelma has been sick before. So tube fed yesterday once and today twice...both times today 2 ounces. She is very thin. So the issue is that her crop doesn't fill up. The has white around vent, will only eat a bit of tomato. Gave warm bath. Checked her vent for egg...didn't feel anything. Head, tail drooping. Poop was a bit of brown. Tube food is: organic plain yogurt, bit of her chicken food, put in a bit of egg and spinach, apple cider vinegar...bit of soft dog food, bit of Vit C powder. I can't get the baby bird food people have to put something together. Hummm....Shouldn't I be feeling 'something' in her crop when giving 2 ounces? Thank you!

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