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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by waysidedesign, May 8, 2012.
I'm very worried and what causes it? I do not have a chicken vet in my area.
No, not if the bird keeps eating, it won't. Does it smell fermented or is it impacted? Some folks say sour crop when they mean impacted crop.
Same protocol or all sour crop issues. Separate the hen, 24 hours with no food, only water with 1/4 teaspoon of acidified copper sulfate (comes in powder form usually at the feed store) in a gallon in plastic waterer only. If you can't find that, use 2 tablespoons of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in the plastic gallon waterer, changed daily. Day 2, add only plain yogurt. Day 3, add plain scrambled egg to the yogurt. Each day, massage the crop, several times each day, pushing toward the back of the crop, not upward. Day 3, maybe some soupy oatmeal added to the eggs and yogurt, but NO grains.
Lots of info here on sour crop, I believe it can go away on its own. Can you provide more details, what leads you to believe it is sour crop, what are you seeing and for how long? Is she still acting ill?
Edit: Thar ya go, what she said.
Thank you so much!!
Well, I'm not sure what it is, but from reading about sour crop, that's what it sounds like. She's acting completely normal, from what I can tell. It's just that for awhile now she has had this big "pouch" that's jiggly, definitely not hard. Should I intervene?
No expert just a beginner but I do give my hens apple cider vinegar in their water from time to time I imagine it sure wouldn't hurt to do that. I am writing down that recipe in my new notebook on recipes and medications etc. for future reference
Good idea...I will do that tonight. Does it matter what kind of vinegar and how much do you use?
Yes it does. Here's what it looks like http://bragg.com/healthinfo/acvdaily.html Do not use white distilled vinegar, only apple cider vinegar, and this brand is considered the best. You can use about 2 Tablespoons per gallon but people use different amounts - like right now I'm having a problem with mine so I upped it to about 4 T per Gallon temporarily. I tasted it, it's not bad they are drinking it and doesn't hurt them to use a little more..
I would agree and you know I totally did not think of that brand but am familiar and would agree. It sould be easy to find. Good thought
You can give apple cider vinegar and yogurt, give her 2 ml of apple cider vinegar mixed with water through the neck with a syringe, do not give food for 24 hours, feed her with yogurt and wait, repeat the treatment after 5-6 hours with ACV, I WISH YOU LUCK and sorry for my bad english!