sour crop , can't get rid sour crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pam Ohearn, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Pam Ohearn

    Pam Ohearn Hatching

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    12 week old chicken started with a full crop. The crop felt like it was full of sand or grit. Isolated the chicken and took food away and crop went down somewhat. Put chicken back into coop and then 1 days later was filled with water and still grit or sand in there (sour crop) but it does not smell sour. isolated chicken again. No food, just water for 2 full days again and have been force feeding her water and massaging crop and holding her upside down to get this out of her ( 2 days). The water and just a little grit or sand and a little loose grass will come out. The crop will feel pretty empty again of liquids but still this sand or grit is in there. i dont feel a ball of mess that could be blocking ger up. yesterday we tried 5ml of merlot wine twice and that did nothing (read article that she would shit all this out). she does not like yougurt but forced 15ml down her last night. I also gave her 1 scrambled egg with olive oil in it. this is start of day 3 with just water and no food pretty much(other than that one egg). This morning crop has filled again with water and still that sand/grit. does not seem as bad but not near normal. I don't know what else to try, keep doing this and for how long? we also have been giving her apple cider vinegar in water since this all started. she doesn't like that either so have to force that. she is getting sick of the small cage and me forcing all this stuff down her beak. I have read articles to try Epson salt and others about monastat for yeast infections. also from last night to this morning she only pooped once.
    Thank You
     
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  3. Pam Ohearn

    Pam Ohearn Hatching

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    update and need more advice- my 8 week old chick still has a very slow crop. I read the article that was tagged in this thread about chicken crops and have been doing what it says. her crop in the morning is liquid full with a little food, so I empty every morning. I continue to give her mushy feed and water with probiotics but she does not seem to be getting better. her wanting to eating this morning is slow. I put her in the runner yesterday, supervised, so she could get out of the medium size cage she has been locked in for a week. she moved around some and ate a lot of dirt? concerned about that. also I think she is cold in this small pen and try to put down newspaper or pine bedding and she eats that also. I have chick grit in her food. Is eating the pine bedding bad for her with this slow crop? she is skinny and seems cold and has been tucking her head into her wing and napping. maybe I have tried long enough to save her and it's just time to put her down? I know it's hard to say, but how long could this healing take?
     

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