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My hen has an impacted crop. I have tried draining the crop
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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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
Our Golden Comet hen aged about 9 months, has recurrent impacted
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53 satisfied customers
Our Golden Comet hen aged about 9 months, has recurrent impacted crop/sour crop (?) issues. She is eating and active, but has a large hard crop and moves her neck awkwardly. Are there home remedies I … read more
I have a RIR hen approx. 1 yr. old, I believe she has crop
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a RIR hen approx. 1 yr. old, I believe she has crop impaction, she still eats and drinks, however her crop is swollen, my husband was able to massage her and she regurgitated a foul smelling ye… read more
Blue front amazon 26 years old. Has a mucus engorged crop.
jmayerdvm
jmayerdvm, bird veterinarian
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Blue front amazon 26 years old. Has a mucus engorged crop. No signs of impaction. Crop is filled with sticky somewhat cloudy mucus. Just completed a 12 day antibiotic treatment using cipro. Any ideas … read more
We have a much-loved chicken. She is only four years old.
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel, Veterinarian
224 satisfied customers
We have a much-loved chicken. She is only four years old. She has an impacted crop. We have given her olive oil and massaged her crop. She seems a little better than yesterday. Is there anything else … read more
Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
3,596 satisfied customers
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
My 1-year old Orpington may have an impacted crop. The crop
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
32,736 satisfied customers
My 1-year old Orpington may have an impacted crop. The crop does not go down during the night. It feels full the next morning before I let the hens out of the coop. Yesterday I gave her water in a syr… read more
I have a 31/2 week old bantam chick who I think has an impacted
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a 31/2 week old bantam chick who I think has an impacted or possibly sour crop. I have not seen this before, but descriptions seem to fit. She has a large (1/2 golf ball size) swollen area on h… read more
My 6-month old pet chicken has a SOFT inflated crop that
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
My 6-month old pet chicken has a SOFT inflated crop that developed over a period of weeks before we noticed. (We have now looked back at old pics.) We finally noticed a couple days ago and started var… read more
My 2 hens have been good layers up until 2 months ago, they
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine, Veterinarian
1,371 satisfied customers
My 2 hens have been good layers up until 2 months ago, they are now laying soft eggs sometimes with a light shell and others without a shell, they are eating o/k and there diet is layers mash once dai… read more
I have two drakes (runner ducks) who are now a year old and
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
I have two drakes (runner ducks) who are now a year old and are raping my poor hens all the time and sometimes each other. My poor hens are going bald on their neck because of them pulling their feath… read more
I only have 3 pet hens. One is 8 years old & the other two
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
32,736 satisfied customers
I only have 3 pet hens. One is 8 years old & the other two are 4 months old. One of the young ones is exhibiting a condition like one of the symptoms of Newcastle virus. Other than the twisted neck at… read more
My hen has had a respiratory problem for three weeks now.
Andrea Scheer
Andrea Scheer, Mixed Animal Veterinarian
122 satisfied customers
My hen has had a respiratory problem for three weeks now. We tried tetracycline and sulfur medications although we are not sure if we mixed them correctly because they were for stock tanks. She breath… read more
2 12 year old Golden Comet hens----laying only 2-4 eggs a
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
2 1'2 year old Golden Comet hens----laying only 2-4 eggs a day--sometimes one egg--we have 11 of the hens--first time to have chickens so these are 2 1/2 years that I have had them--got them as chicks… read more
Silky: 14 weeks old..her hed and neck in strange movements
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a Silky hen 14 weeks old. She has what I think is a compacted crop. The crop is very full and she looks very uncomfortable moving her hed and neck in strange movements. She has been like this f… read more
My chicken has been lethargic a week now. A veterinarian
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Veterinarian
7,940 satisfied customers
Customer: ***** ***** My chicken has been lethargic for over a week now. A veterinarian told me she has a impacted crop. She told me to give her 1/2 cc of mineral oil 3 to 4 times a day, and also some… read more
We have 2 Jersey Giant hens and 1 Buff Orpington Pets, we live
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794 satisfied customers
We have 2 Jersey Giant hens and 1 Buff Orpington Pets, we live inthe north Georgia mountains. About a month or so agowe gotone very tinymisshappen egg. Cracked it and only albumen was in egg. This pas… read more
hen: rescue..death: A widened gate; Walking with the tail..pale
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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My third hen in a month has just died. Two were 6 years old, the one that died today was 4 years old and a rescue hen. They all seemed to have similar symptoms, and start to show about two weeks befor… read more

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JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
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