Sticky salvia, lump in throat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Luvmychicks22, May 8, 2017.

  1. Luvmychicks22

    Luvmychicks22 New Egg

    May 8, 2017
    Hi Everyone,

    I am new here and new to raising chickens. I have a 10 week old Barred Rock hen that has been looking rough for about a week. I first noticed that her eyes weren't as bright as everyone else's, that prompted me to examine her more closely. She has sticky salvia in her mouth, when I force her to drink it seems to help bring up whatever is in there. I did some research on impacted crop but I'm not sure if this is the case, the pictures I saw shows the crop a lot lower on their body, this lump I'm feeling is more in the middle of her neck. Last night, I brought her in and only offered her water and grit, I've been massaging the lump and when I do she opens her beak wide as if in pain.

    I'm not sure if I should take her to the vet or keep her inside for a few more days.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains

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