Slow Swollen Crop / Weird Head Motions.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bmkirby24, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. bmkirby24

    bmkirby24 In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2016
    I have Noticed one of My Hens doing a Funny Head Movement the last couple days & open mouth breathing.
    Her Breath is Not sour & her Crop is a bit swollen & squishy.

    I separated her from the flock this afternoon with Water Only.

    I only just learned of Slow / Swollen / Impacted crop a few days ago.

    What should I do Next?
  2. Rusty Rooster MAC

    Rusty Rooster MAC In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2018
    Give her some tomato juice via eyedropper. That should get things moving.
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Google “Slow, impacted, and sour crop prevention and treatment,” and look for Two Crows good thread on how to treat it.
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  4. bmkirby24

    bmkirby24 In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2016
    My Hen's Crop Looks a bit bigger than all the rest of my Chickens.
    I felt her crop & felt nothing inside. Rubbed it for 5 minutes to see
    if she needed to throw up, but nothing.
    So, I fed All My Chickens Wet Crumble this A.M. with 2 Hard Boiled Eggs & Yogurt Mixed in. Put VetRX in their Water.
    I Hope I am just Over reacting & its Really Nothing.
  5. Rugbygainz

    Rugbygainz In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2018
    This sounds like sour crop from my experience. If her crop is hanging and is slow it is probably pendulous. I have a chicken with the same symptoms that had sour crop(weird head movements and all) A combined treatment of baytril and nystatin did the trick. Also if her crop is pendoulous, try making her a crop support, this will help get things moving. The lack of foul smell could mean you caught this early. But if you do not suspect sour crop just make sure her crop is able to keep moving.

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