sick girls Help!
Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 21:46
Hi everyone. I'm in California, and have been having issues with my girls getting sick and dying no matter what I do. It resembles something I've read about called "sour craw"? What the heck causes this? It is only one chicken at a time with months in between events. I've changed the water dishes, chop the grass I feed them into small pieces, give them all sorts of yummies from my garden, cook them oatmeal for a treat and generally spoil them rotten. Is there a chance that they are contracting salmonella from the snails I pick for them? They LOVE them but if it makes them sick I'll stop. Recently I had a hen get very listless, not really eating, light as a feather and not drinking. I thought she was a goner. I made her some oatmeal which she actually ate and did that every day for week. She actually made it so I don't think it was the same thing as the other hens caught or she'd be dead by now. Any ideas? The sour craw hens would get a bloated craw and you could push out a sulpher smelling liquid. Disgusting. Have no idea how to stop it.