Sour/ impacted crop

Porpie Pie

Chirping
May 5, 2021
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Wanted to give an update on my hen. This morning I went and got some generic 2% miconazole and mixed it with a little yogurt. She didn't seem to want it but I had it in the syringe that the cream comes with and held it to the tip of her beak and she eventually tasted it and realized ' hey! That's pretty good!' it took probably 20 mins for her to get the little bit that was in there down but she eventually ate it all up. I'm going to do what was suggested in the link avjudge posted and give this to her 2xs a day for 7 days. She seems more alert and curious today. She's in quarantine in the same room as another hen I have that has a limp
( she's in a cat crate with food and water) and keeps trying to get at her food. So my next question is...is it ok to give her some food and what should I give her? Right now she's got yogurt and her water has a mix of save a chick probiotic and electrolytes. Outside she had apple cider vinegar water since that's what I keep in the water bottles. It's starting to get cold here in Wisconsin and they seem to be skinny hens already and I worry about her losing weight. I can always keep her inside longer to put on weight again before letting her go back outside for winter-or- are her feathers enough to keep her warm?
 

avjudge

Songster
Oct 20, 2017
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I'd definitely feed her. Do keep an eye to see that it's coming out the other end. As you say, especially going in to winter, it's important that animals have the energy they need to keep themselves warm.
 

Porpie Pie

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May 5, 2021
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She's definitely eating. Still giving her the cream 2xs a day and checking to make sure her crop is empty every morning. I've gone from syringe feeding to mixing it in with some sardines to make it more appealing I definitely don't have to worry about her not eating it all. Any recommendations on what to do for a hen with a limp? I think she may have got it caught on something and pulled too hard to get free. All I know is she was fine when I let them out in the AM when I put them back for the night she wouldn't even out her leg down. I crushed up a tiny tiny bit of aspirin with her sardine at night and then a tiny bit the next morning and she seemed a little better but then more hopping and limping I assume when it wore off. She's been in quarantine for a while week with no change. Eating and drinking fine, no bumblefoot, no injuries that I can see. I've also put a heating pad in her carrier under her bedding at night thinking it will soothe the muscle?. Its the kind used for indoor garden beds so it doesn't get too warm and it's ok if she poops on it. The carrier is also inside a bigger enclosure so she had come out and poop as I noticed she was holding it until I let her out to clean/feed/ water.
 

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