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Can't kick this sour crop?

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So a few weeks ago I got some hens about 2 years old. They had never free ranged before and long story short two of them developed sour crop about 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have tried every trick in the book. Oil, yogurt, red wine, massage, yeast infection cream, even antibiotics for a whole week.
They are eating, drinking, and pooping completely normal, but their crops keep filling up like a water balloon.
I am at my wits end with these two. I want so bad to help them, but I have no idea what to do at this point.
I suspect the sudden change in diet and the discovery of grass is what started this. Anyone have any ideas or advice?
Is there any chance this will clear up on its own eventually?
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Originally Posted by katelk View Post

So a few weeks ago I got some hens about 2 years old. They had never free ranged before and long story short two of them developed sour crop about 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have tried every trick in the book. Oil, yogurt, red wine, massage, yeast infection cream, even antibiotics for a whole week.
They are eating, drinking, and pooping completely normal, but their crops keep filling up like a water balloon.
I am at my wits end with these two. I want so bad to help them, but I have no idea what to do at this point.
I suspect the sudden change in diet and the discovery of grass is what started this. Anyone have any ideas or advice?
Is there any chance this will clear up on its own eventually?

Are you sure it's yeast? If so, get some ketoconazole and some nystatin.

 

http://www.fishmoxfishflex.com/index.php/fish-fungus-ketoconazole.html

 

 

http://www.ladygouldianfinch.com/product_medistatin.php

 

 

-Kathy

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Are you sure it's yeast? If so, get some ketoconazole and some nystatin.

http://www.fishmoxfishflex.com/index.php/fish-fungus-ketoconazole.html




http://www.ladygouldianfinch.com/product_medistatin.php

 












 



-Kathy



How do you tell if it's yeast or not? I just researched sour crop online and after the first week of no results called the livestock vet.
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How do you tell if it's yeast or not? I just researched sour crop online and after the first week of no results called the livestock vet.

I think the only way to know for sure would be to have a vet check crop contents for yeast under a scope. Can you post a picture of her poop?

 

-Kathy

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I think the only way to know for sure would be to have a vet check crop contents for yeast under a scope. Can you post a picture of her poop?

-Kathy

Her poop started out pretty loose. The vet said that was normal for a sudden change in diet. Now it just looks like everyone else's though. Totally normal chicken poops.
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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post

I think the only way to know for sure would be to have a vet check crop contents for yeast under a scope. Can you post a picture of her poop?

-Kathy

Her poop started out pretty loose. The vet said that was normal for a sudden change in diet. Now it just looks like everyone else's though. Totally normal chicken poops.

If they look normal that's really good news!

-Kathy
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