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Can't kick this sour crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katelk, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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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

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

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    -Kathy
     
  3. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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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
     
  5. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If they look normal that's really good news!

    -Kathy
     

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