Turbo the ex-battery hen has always been skinny. This meant a recent case of sour crop really knocked her out. I managed to empty her crop (I hope to never smell anything like that again) and she seemed to pick up a bit. Hopefully a nights sleep would help her.
Next morning she was found on her side, unable to move. I mixed up some sugar water and slowly during the day she picked up some energy.
She’s eaten some solid food now, but she’s still weak.
Best still, she pooped…. which means she has stuff passing through her crop again…. YAY!… but boy did that also stink!
She’ll go one of two ways, but she’s comfortable & has enjoyed two years of freedom since we rescued her from battery farm hell.
May 22nd, 2012 at 12:52 pm
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