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We have a hen with a sour crop. Please advise appropriate antifungal
We have a hen with a sour crop. Please advise appropriate antifungal and other standard of care.… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My pet australorph started limping yesterday. When I picked
My pet australorph started limping yesterday. When I picked her up to look at her foot, I noticed that her crop was huge. I didn't find anything on the foot, but the crop has me worried. I massaged it… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen has an impacted crop. I have tried draining the crop
My hen has an impacted crop. I have tried draining the crop a couple of times, and giving her a dropper of mineral oil. I isolated her and kept her on the patio so she couldn't eat grass or straw. I h… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, My 8 month old hen has an enlarged crop that feels sand-like.
Hi, My 8 month old hen has an enlarged crop that feels sand-like. Doesn't seem to get better by morning. She continues to eat and drink but not acting like her normal self. This started happening afte… read more
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My chicken was an Arcana (sp?). She was older poss. 5-8 years.
My chicken was an Arcana (sp?). She was older poss. 5-8 years. One day she was unable to walk with no other symptoms. I gave her oral tetracycline bid for 2 weeks. During this time she drank and seeme… read more
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i have chciken with enlarged crop, it does not empty all the
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i have 4 chickens approx 2 yrs old ,one has become very lethargic
i have 4 chickens approx 2 yrs old ,one has become very lethargic and appears to have bloating in the frontal region[gizzard],her eyes are bright ,comb erect.Any ideas?… read more
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Our 2.5 year old australorp hen has been losing weight and
Our 2.5 year old australorp hen has been losing weight and has apparently a blocked intestine. She has a full crop and is not eating much. We have had an Xray done and it shows grit but no obvious met… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an Australorp pullet that seems to have a very distended
I have an Australorp pullet that seems to have a very distended crop. She's about 7-8 weeks old. She is smaller than the Production Red and Americana pullets that are the same age and her body feels v… read more
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Have a pigeon with complete crop stasis, which started about
Have a pigeon with complete crop stasis, which started about a week ago and has progressed. Pigeon has had several tests and is currently on baytril and itraconidazole/lamisil combo for possible asper… read more
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I think my 9 yr old hen has a sour crop. Is there something
I think my 9 yr old hen has a sour crop. Is there something I can do quickly as I'm leaving Tuesday for a week.… read more
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I really dont understand what is happening to my chicken,
I really don't understand what is happening to my chicken, she seems to be acting really depressed and she keeps throwing up water everytime I pick her up and rub her neck, and she avoids eating any o… read more
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It feels like my chicken has a water balloon inside the front
It feels like my chicken has a water balloon inside the front of her chest. She has spit up water a few times and is barely walking around. This has been going on since yesterday. Is there anything I … read more
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chicken: has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers
my chicken has an enlarged crop which is very pink under the feathers what do I do please?… read more
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I have a lethargic chicken. Not eating much. Crop feels swollen
I have a lethargic chicken. Not eating much. Crop feels swollen and squishy. Poo is lurid green and jellylike. Stands in a odd way with neck sunk in and body towards upright, tail down.… read more
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Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are
Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are special needs hens. One has a crop disorder and has sour crop frequently. I manage this by controlling her diet and giving her finely chopped … read more
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hen: yesterday afternoon (..drinking water..hunched..feathers fluffed
Hi, I have a bantam Millie Fleur hen born in early June 2010 who has been sick since at least yesterday afternoon (possibly as long as since Tuesday evening). She is not eating or drinking water. She … read more
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chicken: about 12 weeks old..infected crop about 3 weeks ago.
I have a Lakenfelder chicken. She is about 12 weeks old. She had an infected crop about 3 weeks ago. I gave her yougurt and olive oil to soften whatever was in her crop and I massaged it. I feel I cou… read more
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