Chicken with Sour Crop now can't stand up. How to treat now?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LEdington, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. LEdington

    LEdington New Egg

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    One of our girls has/had sour crop. We followed advice from here and I carefully massaged crop (she vomited once and I held her forward/down as advised), fed yoghurt, ACV in water, moved onto scrambled eggs. She appeared to be recovering but yesterday went downhill. Had yellowy watery poop and now can't bear weight. I am trying to syringe small amounts of fluids into her but she is not keen. Crop no longer feels full. She is not looking good. None of the local vets can help apparantly. Any suggestions please?
     
  2. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. henningfeld

    henningfeld New Egg

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    Did you try giving her mineral oil? 1tsp twice a day. If there is an obstruction which in turn caused the sour crop, it should get the obstruction moving along. I also watered down the food to a mushy texture and added yogurt to it.
     
  4. LEdington

    LEdington New Egg

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    Thank you for replying. I have not tried mineral oil, good idea. I am mixing food with yogurt. How do you get the mineral oil into her?

    I managed to get a shot of anti-biotics from a vet yesterday and she is regaining strength.

    I will take note of the posting suggestions.
     
  5. henningfeld

    henningfeld New Egg

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    Using a syringe give her 1 tsp twice a day. When you give it to her orally, go slow because you don't want it to go into her lungs instead of down her throat.
     

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