Day 7 and a flat crop, but it felt like there was a tiny bit of liquid in there.
I will definitely keep checking her crop every morning for a while now.
I know she still has a slower crop than normal.
Any tips for that?
I thought after the Monistat is done, I will add garlic to their moistened yogurt feed.
I will check in the morning, and if it’s not completely empty, she gets the bra on.
I re-treated her and her sisters for the lice today. One of them still had nits and lice. I used Ivermectin cattle pour-on.
I realize now Priscilla must have had the crop problem for a while already. She weighs under 4 pounds, and everyone else is almost 6 pounds. (Had to figure out the weights for treatment dosage). She is a runt compared to them.
It is only now that I notice all these things, learning because of the crop issue.
I feel like a dud for not knowing anything, but I have to look forward now, hoping she will recover completely.
Happy update, Priscilla’s crop has been completely empty every morning. She is chipper and eats a lot, and as far as I can tell, it is going through her system properly. She is also fully accepted in her flock, even if it’s at the bottom.
Thanks for the update! Watch her carefully for a while. Sour crop is almost always caused by something. Yeast normally isn't an issue unless the crop hangs too low for complete emptying or another hidden issue is affecting poor immune system response, allowing yeast to become overwhelming. ACV or garlic in the water can certainly help safeguard against recurring attacks.
Thanks! I am checking her every morning and will for a long time to come.
I think maybe what caused the initial impaction was when snow came and I forgot to make sure everyone had access to grit. They prefer to pick up gravel and ignored the grit all summer. Everyone has grit now and hopefully no more impactions.