Hen with sour crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CathyB59, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. CathyB59

    CathyB59 In the Brooder

    May 21, 2011
    SE Montana
    One of my hens has sour crop. I've had her isolated for about 5 days now. She has the typical "nasty chicken butt" so I've bathed her a couple of times. I've been feeding her a little yogurt (which she isn't eating anymore) and I put 2 tablespoons of ACV in a gallon of her water. She is just picking at food, not really eating much. My husband and I just tried to flush out her crop several times with the ACV water. She puked up a bunch of fermented scratch and other yucky, smelly slimy stuff but I thought we killed her the 3rd time we got her to puke because she went limp and just laid on the ground for a little bit before she started breathing again and slowly came back to life. I'm letting her rest now with no food, only water, but I don't think we got her crop completely flushed out because she was still puking yucky stuff, not clear liquid. Do I let her rest overnight and try flushing her crop out again tomorrow or let her be for a day or so and see if she's better? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Here is a link that may help you decide what to do. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/chicken-crop-problems-sour-crop-and-impactions.html Good luck and if you need support while treating the bird yourself, please do post and ask more questions. We are all here for you. [​IMG]

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