Thrush, Yeast Infection, Moniliasis
Sour crop, a common name for candidiasis or candida, is a crop yeast.
There are several different species of Candida that can cause infection in chickens, but the common is C. albicans. Candida species are a normal part of a healthy chicken's microflora, in which they are present in small amounts. Candida coexist alongside several bacterial organisms, which are all kept in balance with one another. However, Candida are opportunistic, meaning that they take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself which enables them to flourish within the chicken's digestive system, frequently involving the oral cavity. This 'window of opportunity' occurs during periods in which the chicken is vulnerable, such as from inappropriate antibiotic use, malnutrition, stress, underlying illness, spoiled water, or from excessive use of disinfectants.
What Causes Sour Crop ?
Sour crop is imbalance or lack of good gut bacteria in the crop for maintaining its work .
Commonly sour crop comes in limelight after long term or strong use antibiotics .
Also sour crop comes in crop impaction when food stays too long in the crop and due to that staying food start its fermentation process .
Usually a healthy chicken crop gets empty overnight and in day time after 4-6 hours crop get empty .
Clinical Signs :-
People Usually Sees Or Diagnosed Sour Crop In Serve Cases In Their Backyard Chickens ..That Is Why Daily Crop Checking In The Morning Is First To Diagnose The Problem In Early Stages .
In Early Stages You May See An Slow Crop That Is Slow In Emptying Overnight It Is The First Sign Before The Bad Odor Or Beak Leaking Symptom .
Worsen Cases Of Sour Crop Symptoms Include Listlessness , Ballon Shaped Crop Full Of Water & Liquid Draining From Beak (Bird Trying To Vomiting) A Bad Yeasty Odor Like Fermented Milk From Beak , Gurgling Sound Etc All These Signs Are The Serious Cases Of Sour Crop When You Need To Contact Your Avian Vet So He Can Empty The Crop.
If you are newbie chicken owner and you don't know about Vomit Chicken DO NOT try this never never never ..
Vomiting process only administrative by people who are experienced or By a vet . inexperienced people kill their chicken with aspirates them unfortunately in few minutes so pls don't do it .
• Delayed crop emptying (full crop)Oral lesions inside mouth
•Excessive beak rubbing
•Sour odor from mouth
•Loss of appetite
•Yellowish-green diarrhea / or watery stools without solids
My vet told me that :-
vomiting process comes when sour crop get worse and crop become a water balloon and automatically chicken trying to vomit by draining liquid from beak if its just a beginning or a mild case u can try the natural treatment I'm telling you here and treat Sour Crop Successfully without taking the risk of life and death .
When you suspected your chicken started having sour crop first mark that day on calendar so you remember how long it take time in healing process .
Adult / younger chicken heal faster then the chicks as they hold a self immunity .
FIRSTLY , separate the sour crop chicken to a quite warm place (Hospital pen) to administrate the treatment and monitoring .
When you suspected the sour crop on day 1 add some 0.5 ML RAW UNFILTERED APPLE CIDER VINEGAR In 1 Cup (This Is A Strong Dose For Faster Work) And Give To Sick Bird In Every 2 Hours & Monitor The Liquid In Crop If It Start Getting Down ?
If ACV Starts Working Against The Yeast You Will Feel That Liquid Started Getting Down In About 4 Hours Of Administration Of ACV .
Otherwise If U See No Changes AVC might Not able to treating the current condition .
FENNEL SEEDS & SOUR CROP :-
THIS IS PROVEN REMEDY TO TREAT SOUR CROP LIKE A MIRACLE AND WORKS FASTER THIS REMEDY MAKES RGE CROP MOVES . FENNEL SEEDS OR FENNEL SEED EXTRACT CONTAINS FENNEL OIL THAT CONTAIN TONS OF ANTIOXIDANTS , ANTIFUNGAL , ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES WHICH IS PROVEN TO TREAT CANDIDA YEAST INFECTION NOT ONLY IN POULTRY BUT IN HUMANS TOO.
HOW TO MAKE FENNEL POTION OR FENNEL TEA?
♦ 3-4 TABLESPOON FENNEL SEEDS CRUSH THEM A LITTLE (SO THEY RELEASE THEIR OIL) ADD 1 1/2 CUP OF PLAIN WATER THEN BOIL IT ON MEDIUM FLAME FOR 3-4 MINUTES TILL THE WATER TURNS GREEN IN COLOR AND REDUCED FROM 1 1/2 TO 1 CUP . TURN OFF THE FLAME AND LEAVR IT TO CHILL .
THEN BY AN DROPPER GIVE THIS TEA 2-4 DROPFULL 2TIMES A DAY TO CHICKEN . YOU CAN VISIBLY SEE AFTER FENNEL SEEDS TEA 1-2 DOSE YOUR CHICKEN WILL DO MASSIVE BIG POOPS .
MAKE FRESH FENNEL TEA EVERYDAY. WASH CLEAN N DRY DROPPER EVERYDAY ..
AFTER THE LIQUID STARTD decrease YOU CAN GIVE LITE FOOD TO YOUR CHICKEN LIKE
♦ HARD BOILED MASHED EGGS
♦ BOILED RICE
♦ BOILED RICE WITH PLAIN YOGHURT
♦ BOOST IMMUNITY WITH ALOE VIRA ,Chinese herbal tea combinations, Larch arabanogalactans, or Lactalbumins.
♦ PLAIN UNSWEETENED LIVE CULTURED YOGHURT
LIGHT EASY TO DIGEST FOOD FOR 4-5 DAYS IN RECOVER OF SOUR CROP DAILY CROP INSPECTION IN THE MORNING . NO SWEEREND FOOD NO FRUCTOSE INGESTION FOR 4-5 DAYS . PROVIDE GRIT REGULARLY IN MODERATION AFTET CROP MAINTAINED ITS REGULAR WORK KINDLY TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR FUTURE AS SOUR CROP ONCE HAPPEND CAN RETUREN IN FUTURE FASTER
PERVENT IT WITH GOOD HYGIENE , REGULAR ACV IN WATER (IN EVERY 5 DAYS FOR 2 DAYS)
♦ YOU CAN ALSO GIVE YAKULT LIGHT PROBIOTIC DRINK 2-3 DROPS FOR GOOD bacteria AND GOOD IMMUNITY .
• FEED GARLIC FOR STRONG IMMUNITY AND KILL HARMFUL bacteria
• AFTER U ENCOUNTERD WITH SOUR CROP DON'T GIVE FERMENTATED FEED .
• GIVE ORAGANO OIL IN WATER
• FEED ORAGANO , DIL LEAVES
• PROVIDE FRESH CLEAN WATER REGULARLY
HOPE THIS ARTICLE SPREAD KNOWLEDGE!
• MEDICALLY TREATMENT FOR SOUR CROP IF U SUSPECTED A SERIOUS CASE OF SOUR CROP .
BUT IF THE BIRD IS IN VERY SERIOUS CASE APPEARS LISTLESS PLEASE CONTACT A AVAIN VET FOR EMEGERNCY ASSISTANCE .
MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOUR CROP INCLUDE :-
ANTIFUNGAL MEDICATION Orally
A) Nystatin (300 KIU/KG)
B) Ketoconazole (10-30MG/KG)
Your vet / medication provider will tell u the exact dose .
LAST BEST PROCEDURE COMES WITH "ACIDIFY COPPER SULPHATE" BUT BE VERY CAREFUL IN ACS AS OVERDOSE CAN KILL BIRD immediately .
TO AVOID OVERDOSE FIRST MADE A CROP FLUSH
1 TEASPOON OF EPSOM SALT IN 1 CUP OF PLAIN WATER POUR IT IN BIRDS THROAT AVOIDING ASPIRATION 2-3 TIMES AFTER CROP FLUSH U CAN administrate COPPER .
MADE COPPER SULPHATE SOLUTION :-
1/2 POUND OF acidify COPPER SULPHATE 1/2 CUP OF VINEGAR INTO 1/2 GALLON OF WATER AND ADD ONLY 1 TABLESPOON OF THIS SOLUTION IN PER GALLON OF WATER .
DO NOT USE ANY ANTIBIOTIC DURING COPPER TREATMENT .
DON'T USE METAL WATERER WHEN USING COPPER