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My chicken is lethargic, kind of dazed looking and behaving
My chicken is lethargic, kind of dazed looking and behaving strangely. She has not laid an egg in at least a couple of days and her crop seems sloshing with liquid and full. Her backside looks pasted … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My chicken has sour crop. I burped a lot of it out her last night. I checked on her this morning and her crop seems empty. She still doesn't want to eat or drink. Should I give her time to recover? … read more
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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
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
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DrRalston
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I have a hen with sour crop. She does well on soft foods but
I have a hen with sour crop. She does well on soft foods but then gets sick again when I let her roam free in my stable. I am feeding her eggs and mashed potatoes, what else can I feed her?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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we have a chicken breathing through its mouth, she is not active.
we have a chicken breathing through its mouth, she is not active. We think she has maybe a bone caught in her throat. Last evening they were out in the yard and got a hold of a carcass and were eating… read more
Dr. Bob
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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
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EmergencyVets
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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
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I have an older ex battery hen. She had a chest infection some
I have an older ex battery hen. She had a chest infection some two weeks ago and had two injections of a very strong antibiotic- from the vet -the name of which I forget. Since then the chest infectio… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
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One of my ex-battery hens that I have had for 14 months (she
One of my ex-battery hens that I have had for 14 months (she was about 14 months when I got her) has developed a very large crop and although she is still running around I have noticed that she is not… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Green-Wing Macaw: My 2 year..listless, not talking..acting..baytril
My 2 year old Green-Wing Macaw started having problems, listless, not talking, not eating right, acting like a baby, head bobbing and wing flicking. I took her to the Vet and they put her on (Calvamox… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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~My 3 yr old hampshire red chook has had diarrhea for 2 weeks,
My 3 yr old hampshire red chook has had diarrhea for 2 weeks, at the start it was minimal and I put it down to something she had eaten in our garden. Almost a week ago the diarrhea was much worse and … read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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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
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
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hen has very large squishy crop with small hard bit I can feel
hen has very large squishy crop with small hard bit I can feel when I massage her. she's bright eyed and moving around, drinking some milk I put out for the girls. I watched her until she had a bowel … read more
DrMaryP
DrMaryP
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Doctoral Degree
151 satisfied customers
Hi I have a hen which has become very droopy and wont eat.
Hi I have a hen which has become very droopy and won't eat. Her craw is full but feels like a water balloon. It seems to be full ow water. Dan… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that started doing bad droppings and i noticed
I have a chicken that started doing bad droppings and i noticed a horrible smell from her mouth. The smell was not like sour crop but she did get that as a secondary thing so i cleared that with Nysar… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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my hen is huddled up, weak, but her crop seems full all the
my hen is huddled up, weak, but her crop seems full all the time..i have no idea what it means… read more
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Dr. Pat

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Dr. Bob

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