Hen broke a toe

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Re: Hen broke a toe

Post by Happy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:13 am

WWW I think you're right. She's had a few liquid poops but her crop is still huge. I think what caused the vet to take this direction was there was nothing "cheesy feeling" in her crop. It was all liquid. She's nibbling on her crumble but drinking a ton of water. Her breath doesn't stink like it did and she not burping when I massage her crop (Friday she did). She's definitely better than she was but not cured yet. She wants out and I'd love for her to get some exercise to help thinks along but of course she goes for grass immediately so back in her cage. If I need to grab an anti-fungal tomorrow I can. I wish I knew why this girl has these issues every molt because they get worse each year. I really don't think she's a feather eater. I did just start throwing them sunflower seeds a couple weeks ago but it's a couple handfuls each morning amongst 13 chickens. Since I've seen two whole ones in her poop though I guess she wasn't able to digest them. I realize that crop issues are typically an indication of something else (worms, laying problems, cancer, cocci) but she doesn't have an issue any other time of the year. Next fall I'm wrapping her in bubble wrap and feeding nothing but moistened chicken food!
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Re: Hen broke a toe

Post by Happy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:19 pm

Feeling much better today. She’s got her colour back. Crop is still large but not so watery and she’s pooping although it’s pretty loose. She was dying for a dust bath this aft. Not out of the woods yet but looks like she’s on the mend.
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Re: Hen broke a toe

Post by Killerbunny » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:30 pm

Fingers crossed here for her!
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Re: Hen broke a toe

Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:35 pm

She looks great, perhaps she is a drama queen lol!
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Re: Hen broke a toe

Post by Jaye » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:11 pm

Glad she's feeling better! She looks like a real character.
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