Thank you so much, she is my dear little survivor from a small flock which I suffered through a 25% mortality rate.
Her crop was the size of a walnut this morning. She was so dirty and foul smelling from getting in the runny poo overnight (for 3 days) that I couldn't take it anymore and gave her a bath (she's not all white yet but at least she smells nice ). She was such a sweetie allowing me to wash her and clean her. Then she just sat there and made her little tweedle tweedle sounds while I dried her with the hair dryer. Now she looks like Coco, again.
I changed out her water and only added ACV we only use Braggs. I shredded some whole wheat bread we have and mixed it with some extra virgin olive oil. She's not too keen on eating this. This afternoon I stirred some grower crumbles into the oil and she nibble at those for a bit. I know that she hasn't eaten much today. Her crop swelled up to the size of a golf ball but I know that it is slowly emptying. Two days ago, I could feel about 15 to 20 pieces of cracked corn in the crop. Today I can feel only a few pieces, no more than 4 or 5. That's big progress to me.
She is still eliminating today some actually had mounded poo in runny liquid and I could finally see a bit of white urates.
I have been massaging her off and on all day. We have her in a storage tub that we use for a small brooder box or hospital there is no bedding in it just paper towels to help absorb the watery stuff. I change those out every time she eliminates during the day.
I know that she will eat crumbles mixed with applesauce and yogurt in a runny sort of mash. Could we try that now or do we need to wait until all of the corn is through the crop?
Thank you again
Email Response from Miss Prissy to above questions:
I suggest withholding all food except lots of water with ACV (4 tbsp to a quart of water) to let the crop try and empty - the acv is antifungal, antibiotic and anti yeast agent and will help kill any organism causing the issues - no sugar, sugar (molasses) feeds the organisms. After 6 - 8 hours feed her some olive soak bread every couple hours and continue with lots of water with acv. Gently massage the crop without pushing upward (you could choke her). The oil makes things slippery and anything stuck can begin to move out. Make sure she is on bedding that cannot be ingested. They will eat anything trying to get relief for themselves. After 24 hours check her crop and gently without pushing up massage the crop to help things. Massive gross poops are good. If the crop is still sour and smelly and gassy you can give her 1/4 tsp mylanta plain flavored to help settle the acids.
Once the crop has empties don't be too quick to start feeding her again. Start off with the oil soaked bread, chicken pellets that have been wet and are mushy, a little yogurt and very finsly mashed boiled egg.
You have to give the crop a chance to heal and begin to function before you let her have a free diet. After 3 - 5 days slow begin to introduce her regular food and a little grit to help it along.
Let me know how it goes.