In the Brooder
- Mar 9, 2013
I have a golden comet who is a year old. A couple of weeks ago when checking on my babies, I noticed one had a very red and swollen crop. It was mushy like a water balloon. So we did some research to find it could be sour crop. We have brought her inside, withheld food and water for 12 hours, gave her olive oil and massaged her crop, reintroduced water, then food in 24 hours. I have been giving her yogurt and acv in her water. She eats layers crumble. Her crop does get bigger toward the end of the day and goes down in the morning but her crop is always bright red. The size of the redness depends on time of day. In the morning, the redness is about the size of a quarter and at the end of the day it is her entire crop. She is eating, drinking, pooping and acting fine. In fact, she is very active. I don't want to put her back in the coop if she still has problems. Any ideas? I would appreciate any help!