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One bird has a crop that hangs lower and is larger than the
One bird has a crop that hangs lower and is larger than the other chickens. It is about the size of a small baseball by the end of day and squishy. She doesn't seem to have any issues passing her food… read more
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My chicken had an impacted / sour crop yesterday. I was able
My chicken had an impacted / sour crop yesterday. I was able to remove most of the liquid and she did lay an egg later that day. Today she's still a little slow and I isolated her. I'm not sure what e… read more
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Dr-HerosDVM
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My hens breast looks like it has separated from the chest
My hens breast looks like it has separated from the chest wall. The area feels soft and boggy and she has lost some feathers. I noticed that she was walking strange like she needed a bra on … read more
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She's not doing much, she just standing going to sleep tail
She's not doing much, she just standing going to sleep tail feathers dropping, but she hasn't started to lay yet, it not pooping much, we gave her oil and massage her crop and she pooped some but show… read more
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I think my chicken has sour crop. It's crop blew up and was
I think my chicken has sour crop. It's crop blew up and was jelly like. I tried oil, apple cider and even a medication for parrots for a week. Some improvement but still having trouble clearing the cr… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Chicken will just stand in one area and does not come out of
Chicken will just stand in one area and does not come out of coop. This chicken is usually the first one out in the morning and is the one who likes to fly out of the pen, runs around the most, and is… read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I was with my chicken when it threw up a colour vomit and it
I was with my chicken when it threw up a white colour vomit and it has a bulge at its stomach and I watched a video online telling me to message the stomach until it throws up so I tried it on one of … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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She seams to have a swolen neck not eating much. She is a
yesterday ....she been in her bed most of the day just drinking now and then … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,275 satisfied customers
We have sick chicken. About 3 days. She is lethargic, not
about 3 days. She is lethargic, not herself. Not eating and drinking very little. She is a 9 month old. We feel like the crop is not been emptied each morning. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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We think it has sour crop. Yesterday wouldn't eat, had a
We think it has sour crop. Yesterday wouldn't eat, had a distended belly and we fed her garlic water in a dropper. We have only offered her grit and water with Apple Cider Vinegar. She threw up once y… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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Sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and
Hi sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and this may be, she's very full today and she's losing feathers...she's still pooping and has a good appetite and is still up and around wi… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have an Orpington hen, I think who has sour crop. She has
I have an Orpington hen, I think who has sour crop. She has a huge swollen squishy crop and her breath is smelly. She doesn't eat much at all and is getting very skinny. She does do very small poos. S… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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My chicken has what i believe is sour crop. Picked her up as
My chicken has what i believe is sour crop. Picked her up as she was unwell and not eating and all this liquid poured out of her. Please how best to help her. very worried Mum… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
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
I think one of my chickens has sour crop. Ive massaged the
I think one of my chickens has sour crop. I've massaged the crop (yesterday and today) and the liquid is coming out - much more yesterday than today. yesterday afternoon I vchicken olive oil and live … read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 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 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
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Doctoral Degree
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