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PLEASE HELP! sour crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coopMOM, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. coopMOM

    coopMOM In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2008
    Chickens in the OC!
    I hope I didn't do something to make everyone stop talking to me, but I need help . A bunch of green stuff just came out of Shiela when I turned her upside down and massaged. I can feel a mass of undigested ruffage. Is the only way to get this out to do surgery? Does anyone know if it will pass?

  2. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Hi Coop -

    I was just reading your other post about this so I have no idea [​IMG] I've been giving my girls EVOO and ACV in oatmeal for the past few days to help with their crops as well, seemed to do the trick. When they are okay (crop wise) I just leave the EVOO out and make oatmeal with the ACV and water mixture to keep them in good health (they dont like to drink the water mixture, but they'll eat it if its made with some food).

    I hope your bird does better and soon.....I thought when you hung it upside down it did better? maybe its time to call in an avian vet and get some expert help.
  3. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    hi, i had a chick like that last spring and i took a dropper and gave her several drops of olive oil and then massaged the area.

    what is evoo??
  4. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I have really no help but I believe its good that you got her to throw up. Have you tried giving her more grit and taking her food away for a while? I would give more olive oil, and see if you can get her to throw up again. Like I said not much help but feel bad for you and her.
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    extra virgin olive oil.

    I believe I saw MissPrissy post not long ago that one syringe full of straight ACV (with mother in it) directly into the mouth will help.

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