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Can someone help me cure my girl that has sour crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by oliviad51, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a barred rock hen that has sour crop. It's pitiful. She can't get anything down without throwing it up within seconds. She tries to swallow it down and I'm afraid she's going to choke on it. Also she is pretty old. Im not sure of her age, but she doesn't lay eggs anymore and she acts as if she is old. I don't want to do the throw up method (where I hold her upside down and make her vomit) because of the reasons mentioned above. I have her in an old rabbit hutch with a 60 watt bulb for warmth.

    I took her food away and I'm giving her vinegar water. I will give this to her for 3 days then try yogurt. After three days of that I may try and give her some egg. My questions are:

    1. Is the vinegar supposed to make her vomit all of the 'gunk' out of her crop or does it get rid of it a different way?

    2. Does the solution mentioned above sound okay? Should I try a different method?

    Should I be doing anything else to help her get rid of this? Its pitiful seeing my girl like this and I want to cure her as soon as possible.
    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sounds a LOT like sour crop. I've never had to treat it ( [​IMG] ) so do a search and see what the various approaches are.

    Best wishes!
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! If anyone knows how to treat this please let me know! In the meanwhile, I will be searching on BYC!
     
  4. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having this problem right now too.. I was told to make her vomit. From my topic:

    Quote:I actually didn't hold her by her legs, I held her close to my body and pointed her downward..
     
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  5. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave her some apple cider vinegar and took her food away. Tomorrow I will give her some sugar free yogart and maybe a little scrambled egg. Does that sound ok?

    I really didn't want to make her throw up, but of course I will if I have to. In other words...I wanted to try every option before making her vomit. Thanks for the help. If there is something I should be doing or if Im not doing something right, please let me know. Thanks!
     
  6. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there was just a great post yesterday or the day before on crop surgery pictures- you may need to open her up. good luck.
     
  7. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will do that but can I wait and see if this method works and if it doesn't then open her up? Do I have time or could she be worse or die by then?
     
  8. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I edited the first post. I had some more questions. thanks for helping guys :)
     

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