Crop full of air

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by growurfood, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. growurfood

    growurfood Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2013
    San Antonio
    I have a full grown Rooster with crop full of air. I can hear gurgling when he breathes.

    I've given yogurt to address sour crop. Today I gave hemp oil to soften any compaction.

    Any other suggestions/advice?
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2017
  2. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2016
    Macedon Ranges
    Massage the crop in an upwards motion while holding them upside down.
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Does he have sour crop? Smelly, yeasty breath?
    What type of food/treats do you feed?

    Can you take a fecal sample to your vet for testing of cocci, worms and bacterial infection?

    Crop issues can be symptoms of an underlying cause like cocci or worms.

    Make sure he has plenty of fresh water, a source of poultry grit and give only wet poultry feed. You may need to treat with an anti-fungal/yeast medicine prescribed by your vet or you can try using OTC anti-fungal/yeast medicine as outlined in the article below (there are plenty of threads here on BYC about sour crop as well).

    I recommend that you read the entire article before you start any treatment methods.

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