NEED EXPERT ADVISE - HAVE A TWO WEEK OLD CHICK WITH SOUR CROP, FADING FAST!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HenThymes, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Just noticed it yesterday, came on quick. Did lots of research last night and discovered sour crop, can't believe even at this young age they can get it. I have hatched hundreds of chicks and this is the first! Chick is only two weeks old....

    So, what can be done!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    ANYONE?!?! [​IMG]
     
  3. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Thanks for the link, I'm afraid that at two weeks old this little one just doesn't have what it takes to make it thru that?? [​IMG]
     
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of a two week old with sour crop. Did you try ACV in its water? Giving chick grit to help clear out whatever is in there causing a problem?
     
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  5. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Yes it's sour crop, you can feel it all in there. I did get it to spit some of it back up but definitely lots more in there but it's just soo weak at this point. I didn't add avc till last night as I have NEVER had to do anything like this for young ones. Too late I believe as the sour crop is already soo full that the acv can't get down that far.

    I now have it separated but not sure it is going to make it. Need to know what they next step is???
     
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    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they on shavings? Is it possible that the little crop is full of shavings? I'm sorry, I can ask the questions but I'm not sure that anything can be done. It is just too tiny :( Can you get it to a vet that might be able to empty the crop?
     

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