Whats wrong with my hen? :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Joski1995, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Joski1995

    Joski1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive noticed my white rock hen has had a constant poop streak. Also her i dont know what its called where there food is stored before it goes to the gizzard. Anyway her (food storage place) is much lower than my other hens.
     
  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "crop" is wbat you are referring to. Can you upload a picture of what you are describing with the crop hanging low? [All you have to do is click the image icon and you can snap a pick or upload from storage.]

    Also, how old is this hen?
     
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  3. Joski1995

    Joski1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was a baby in march so shes around seven months. Also her eyes are black my other chicken have color and a black dot but her whole eye is black[​IMG]
     
  4. Joski1995

    Joski1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a back shot[​IMG]
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Your hen looks to have a wry tail or crooked tail from the picture--or is it just the angle? She may just have a very full crop. The crop ill fill up during the day as she eats. I would check it first thing in the morning before she eats, to make sure that it is mostly empty. Otherwise you could be dealing with a crop problem, such as impacted, sour, or pendulous crop. Here is a link:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues.html
     
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