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  • Joined Jun 2008
Sick Chicken :-(
« on: June 01, 2008, 07:46:39 pm »
I have an older chicken that I think might be sick. She is very listless, and is constantly by the water trough drinking. When I pick her up and massage her throat, water pours out her beak. Anyone know what this might be??


  • Joined May 2008
Re: Sick Chicken :-(
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 09:23:37 pm »
From what you say could be compacted crop. Have a feel at the top of the breast and bottom of the neck and if the crop feels hard give it a massage between your thumb and forefinger.Try to get some warm water with a bit of oil down her throat before you massage.Eating long grass can cause this problem. Need more info for a further diagnosis



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