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I think that my hen has sour crop. She hasn't eaten much for
I think that my hen has sour crop. She hasn't eaten much for a few days, has loose stools that are clear, green and white, and her crop is full of liquid. She has thrown up foul smelling liquids coupl… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,288 satisfied customers
I have a hen with a squishy crop. It's been a few days and
Hi, I have a hen with a squishy crop. It's been a few days and she is not herself. How should I proceed? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,288 satisfied customers
My 1-year old Orpington may have an impacted crop. The crop
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,288 satisfied customers
1 yr old hen. Lays regular. Active. No feed changes, but free
1 yr old hen. Lays regular. Active. No feed changes, but free ranges. Wednesday night She didn't go to roost, carried her in, had a full crop. Thursday morning, crop still full, didn't come out of hou… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,288 satisfied customers
I have a 16 week old Ameraucana/Aracana that i think has sour
I have a 16 week old Ameraucana/Aracana that i think has sour crop. I isolated her and i got some yogurt, mineral oil, and some water with Apple Cider Vinegar into her. How do i know if it is working … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 14 chickens, four of which are two years old. All laying
I have 14 chickens, four of which are two years old. All laying hens. My one older red hen was found in the coop huddled on the floor, appears to be swollen around the neck area...when picked up and p… read more
DrRalston
DrRalston
Associate Veterinarian, NBVME & CSBVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,121 satisfied customers
We have a chicken with suspected Sour crop. She has a soft
We have a chicken with suspected Sour crop. She has a soft spongy crop about the size of an orange, and is not eating or drinking. She has deteriorated quickly over the last 24 hours. She also had a '… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic
Our 1.5 year old chicken Roxy has grown increasing lethargic over the last few days. For the first day or two she was still eating but then stopped eating meal worms, her favorite treat. She is still … read more
EmergencyVets
EmergencyVets
Emergency Veterinarian /Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
634 satisfied customers
I have a RIR hen approx. 1 yr. old, I believe she has crop
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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I am new to raise chickens. One of my hens is acting
Hi, I am new to raise chickens. One of my hens is acting unusual: she is not running and scratching for warms and insects, and not interested in food, she does drink, her crop looks black and has stra… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
chicken: months old..crop..kennel indoors so I could watch her closely
Just discovered my 6 months old chicken has a sour crop. Yesterday I Isolated her in a kennel indoors so I could watch her closely. It seemed to empty out by morning and she was standing tall and happ… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my chickens has a distended crop - which is soft and
One of my chickens has a distended crop - which is soft and seems full of fluid. She is not eating and has been inactive all day. She has been fine until today. What could this be? Patti… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have a young golden comet chicken who looks and acts otherwise
I have a young golden comet chicken who looks and acts otherwise healthy but has a strong smelling clear discharge from her nostrils. It smells like rotten meat. I only noticed the smell was coming fr… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
ive had two chickens die in the last week and now a third
i've had two chickens die in the last week and now a third is showing the same symptoms. The first thing i coticed is a full distended crop that continioustly seems to grow larger. The birds are listl… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of 5 silkie chickens, one of which seems
I have a small flock of 5 silkie chickens, one of which seems very subdued, fluffed up and appears to be actually being sick She has ben trying to stretch out her neck and every so often opens her bea… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
wont eat..lay down..impacted crop, but there are no hard lumps
My white leghorn seems to be ill. She won't eat or lay down and her chest is very swollen and the skin is almost purple. At first I thought it might be an impacted crop, but there are no hard lumps in… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a growing pullet with an enlarged crop. The crop is
I have a growing pullet with an enlarged crop. The crop is not impacted or hard any longer because I have emptied the crop manually three times over the past three days and cut back on dry food. After… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
We have a much-loved chicken. She is only four years old.
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
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
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