- Jul 3, 2011
I'm treating my buff orpington for what seems to be slowing/sour crop. One of her presenting symptoms was an odd sort of "S' shaped motion with her head and neck, as if she was trying to clear something from her gullet. If you've had crop issues with a bird, you know what I'm talking about. Anyway, I started her on vaginal cream yesterday and that motion seemed to diminish. Today I'm also using a crop bra, and it's triggered the return of the motion. She does not like the bra, but is tolerating it. My question is whether the return of the "clearing" motion is to be expected as the bra puts pressure on the crop to help it drain, and will recede as the presumed yeast infection resolves and the crop empties normally? Or, whether I may be doing harm -- besides making her uncomfortable for a couple days -- by using the bra? Those of you who have used these (I have the storebought "Birdy Bra"): What was your experience? Did it immediately help? Seem to make things worse initially, but then help? Not help at all, even after being on a few days?