Rooster with sour crop?? Help please!?

Birdmom2020

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Hi I was wondering if you could help me figure this out. Everyone near me is out of corid. My husband got vetrx instead. Can I use this for now until I can get the corid? Or would it not do much to help? If I can use it what's the recommended use for what I need done? I know I have to do the stool softener and the yeast infection stuff for his crop but for general health is the vetrx going to be worth using?
 

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Hi I was wondering if you could help me figure this out. Everyone near me is out of corid. My husband got vetrx instead. Can I use this for now until I can get the corid? Or would it not do much to help? If I can use it what's the recommended use for what I need done? I know I have to do the stool softener and the yeast infection stuff for his crop but for general health is the vetrx going to be worth using?
I wouldn't use the VetRx unless he has respiratory symptoms. It wouldn't hurt him, but likely wouldn't help. It's like chicken Vapor Rub.
 

Birdmom2020

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I wouldn't use the VetRx unless he has respiratory symptoms. It wouldn't hurt him, but likely wouldn't help. It's like chicken Vapor Rub.
Okay. Thanks. I'll try and see if I can find the corid anywhere else without having to order and lose time. He seemed a little better today. Was moving around more and his poop is getting a green color back instead of being just watery and clear. His crop doesn't seem as big but still feels bigger than normal and squishy. He had no food today but I accidentally spilled a little bit of plain grit while mixing with feed and he picked at the plain grit. I cleaned it up but I'm hoping that the little he got with no feed isn't going to be bothersome.
 

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Okay. Thanks. I'll try and see if I can find the corid anywhere else without having to order and lose time. He seemed a little better today. Was moving around more and his poop is getting a green color back instead of being just watery and clear. His crop doesn't seem as big but still feels bigger than normal and squishy. He had no food today but I accidentally spilled a little bit of plain grit while mixing with feed and he picked at the plain grit. I cleaned it up but I'm hoping that the little he got with no feed isn't going to be bothersome.
Did you go ahead and start treating with the yeast cream and give a stool softener?
If you haven't, I would. The Corid can come after if need be, but I would get the cream started if possible.
 

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@Wyorp Rock okay so I've done the 3 days with the stool softener and yeast cream and yogurt and scrambled eggs. Plus giving probiotics and extra vitamins and electrolytes and all that jazz. Now his crop is emptying and he's eating and back to normal in that aspect. But now I have a new problem. I still cannot find corid anywhere. I've checked all the feed stores and tractor supply stores and every farm and garden store within about an hour of me. Nobody has any in stock. His comb is still leaning and he's laying down alot. When he gets up he can move without any problems but he just doesn't want to do anything. His eyes haven't changed color. His poop is starting to come normally again and his comb is dark not pale. Nobody else in the flock is having any trouble at all. I read somewhere that they can get these problems from allergies as well. I just blew leaves and stirred up tons of dust and I'm sure pollen and everything else. Is there a possibility this could be what's ailing him and if so what can I do? I have him inside my house now in my extra bathroom away from the others but I have a full size window where he can see his flock.
 

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@Wyorp Rock okay so I've done the 3 days with the stool softener and yeast cream and yogurt and scrambled eggs. Plus giving probiotics and extra vitamins and electrolytes and all that jazz. Now his crop is emptying and he's eating and back to normal in that aspect. But now I have a new problem. I still cannot find corid anywhere. I've checked all the feed stores and tractor supply stores and every farm and garden store within about an hour of me. Nobody has any in stock. His comb is still leaning and he's laying down alot. When he gets up he can move without any problems but he just doesn't want to do anything. His eyes haven't changed color. His poop is starting to come normally again and his comb is dark not pale. Nobody else in the flock is having any trouble at all. I read somewhere that they can get these problems from allergies as well. I just blew leaves and stirred up tons of dust and I'm sure pollen and everything else. Is there a possibility this could be what's ailing him and if so what can I do? I have him inside my house now in my extra bathroom away from the others but I have a full size window where he can see his flock.
Can you get some photos of him and his poop from today?
It's good that his crop is emptying.
I would stop the stool softener but finish out 7 days total of the yeast cream.

You can try treating for Coccidiosis and de-worm him too just to see if that makes a difference.
If he was having difficulties with pollen or dust in his environment, likely you would see symptoms - sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, etc.

If you have a TSC nearby, have them order the Corid, you can usually get it the next day or so. In the stores it's found in the cattle section - it comes in liquid or powder.
Safeguard liquid goat wormer is what I would use if you want to de-worm.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/corid-20-amprolium-soluble-powder-10-oz?cm_vc=-10011
 

Birdmom2020

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Can you get some photos of him and his poop from today?
It's good that his crop is emptying.
I would stop the stool softener but finish out 7 days total of the yeast cream.

You can try treating for Coccidiosis and de-worm him too just to see if that makes a difference.
If he was having difficulties with pollen or dust in his environment, likely you would see symptoms - sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, etc.

If you have a TSC nearby, have them order the Corid, you can usually get it the next day or so. In the stores it's found in the cattle section - it comes in liquid or powder.
Safeguard liquid goat wormer is what I would use if you want to de-worm.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/corid-20-amprolium-soluble-powder-10-oz?cm_vc=-10011
Okay I'll get on that. I have a whole new problem that I just found and I'm pretty sure it's his problem 100%. I was holding him and giving the yeast cream this morning and after I put him back I found a little teeny tiny big on my hand. I'm not sure whether it was a mite or poultry lice (I've heard there's a few different types) but I checked over him once again and sure enough he's got little bugs on him. What's the best way to treat this most effectively and make sure the whole flock gets treated? Could this be his problem?
 

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Okay I'll get on that. I have a whole new problem that I just found and I'm pretty sure it's his problem 100%. I was holding him and giving the yeast cream this morning and after I put him back I found a little teeny tiny big on my hand. I'm not sure whether it was a mite or poultry lice (I've heard there's a few different types) but I checked over him once again and sure enough he's got little bugs on him. What's the best way to treat this most effectively and make sure the whole flock gets treated? Could this be his problem?
It can be a problem. The link below will hopefully help you i.d. the critter - lice or mites. Either way getting rid of them is important.

There's a lot of treatment options - you can find Permethrin liquid or dust at TSC. Some folks use Frontline and Sevin while other use Elector PSP (Spinosad).
You would treat him plus his housing.
Check all your other birds too, if they have bugs, then treat them and your coop too.
 

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