- May 20, 2015
Yesterday morning I noticed one of my hen's hunched and lethargic. She is not eating or drinking. We thought at first she had an impacted crop. Gave her vinegar water and massaged what I thought was an impacted crop. Then I thought it might be sour crop because she spit up a little bit, but there was no foul smell or anything. Today though I've realized it's not her crop that is protruding, it's her breast bone. She's extremely skinny, weak, and lethargic. We give her vinegar water, electrolyte water, or a combination of one of those with mushed up feed. She is about one month old. I've checked her vent, wings, etc. I can't find anything noticeably wrong. She still poops but not as often due to the lack of eating, and it's watery. Any suggestions? Should I go to the feed store and by something to treat for infection or worms or coccidia? I've put in a request (paid the consultation fee) to consult with Peter Brown (chicken doctor) but I'm still waiting to hear anything. She does seem a little bit better today and even ate a little bit on her own, but I'm just worried about how thin she is and if there's anything I can do to help her. Thanks.