Swelling in the chest , oozing greenish mucus , lathargic . Help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Spitman, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    1 of my chickens threw up when my daughter was watching them the other day . When I checked her tonight she was very swollen in the cest and she opens her mouth over and over again , like she is gasping in slow motion I also noticed that her beak may have some slime on it . When I checked the rest of the flock I found 1 other with same swollen chest just not as bad. When I felt it , it feels like fluid not ferm or hard just soft and squishy . What is it and what can I do, the rest of flock look and acting great no problems. both are about 12 weeks old , and are the same mix , should I get them away from the rest of my flock , help please.
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    It sounds like sour crop. I am not convinced the second one has it though - that may just be a full crop from eating all day. Do a search here for treating sour crop. I'd give you instructions, but I haven't had to deal with it!

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