Someone help me please with my silky chicken!!

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  1. mandysantagata

    mandysantagata New Egg

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    This is my second post and everyone has been so great answering my questions, I have one more now.
    I have 2 beautiful white silky chickens, and I dont know their sex yet. One is definetely older I think than the other one.

    My question is the smaller one, she is so sweet, the spot under her where they store water? Thats what the guy told me, is HUGE like a small balloon! and I pick her up and her tummy bubbles, like ours grumbles if we have gas or something. is this ok? the other silky, hers or his isnt even blown up like this ones, you can barely feel it! I have the food in their pen, and the stone (grit) and they love watermelon.

    Is this ok? shes top heavy!! its like a little water balloon!

    Someone please help!
    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like she has sour crop. I don't have experience treating sour crop, so I hope that someone more experienced chimes in!
     
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC

    My silkies are such pigs they have huge crops most of the time too. Your best bet would probably be to post this same question/desc in the Emergencies section. The folks there will know the proper questions to ask to figure out if this is serious or normal.

    Good luck to you and hope everything is okay with your little one
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. It indeed sounds as if your silky has a crop disorder of some sort Do a forum search on 'sour crop' or impacted crop'.
     
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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Sorry, I know nothing of Silkies but wish you all the best!!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I agree with Sourland, a photo could also help in diagnosis.
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( Hoping for the best!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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