Monday, June 4, 2012

Sick Chic

Sorry, I haven't been keeping up with my blogging.  I'm nursing a sick chic.
I'm pretty sure it's not anything contagious.  It is some problem internally.  Her crop isn't emptying.  That's her stomach where things go into and mix up with grit to digest and then should pass through but the little bit she is eating and drinking seems to be staying in her crop.  It gets distended and mushy feeling.  It's easy to detect.
So she's lethargic and not running around crazy like the rest of the chicks.  It happened all of a sudden!  Something's stuck and I don't know what to do!
So if there's some chicken people out there that has had this same problem let me hear from you!!!!
This is her.  I named her Millicent.  She is at the bottom of the pecking order, maybe just because she's not strong right now.  Millicent means "strong, strength", so I'm hoping she can overcome this.

She's a Barred Plymouth Rock and will be beautiful hopefully!

I also named my others:

 This is Martha
She's the bossy one  : ))

This is Molly
Those two are Buff Orpingtons.

This is Dottie
She's a Silver laced Wyandotte

 This is Lily
These last two are Easter Eggers
They're the ones that lay blue and green eggs.
They come in different colors.  (the chickens!)

And this is Eggo  : ))

Please say a little prayer for Millicent!


  1. Your chickies are just the darnest cuties! I will say a prayer for littl emilicent, shes just the sweetest! :)


  2. Shirley - Call Meyer Hatchery in Polk OH -- they should be able to offer you some tips.

  3. Hello from Kansas!
    Sweet chicks and I sure hope you're little chick pulls through.
    God bless,


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