Sour crop - how long to treat?

SarahRoenfeldt

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 19, 2011
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8
64
Hi
After reading the helpful advice on this page I started treating one of my girls for sour crop. I have given the micronzale treatment for the last three days but haven't noticed a big change. Her demeanor is still mostly good. It's it ok to feed her? Is it time to go to the vet?
 

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azygous

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11 Years
Dec 11, 2009
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Your hen is gorgeous. I noticed her crop is rather droopy. It could be the reason the yeast treatment hasn't worked. It's called pendulous crop and it's caused by droopy chest muscles. It causes the crop to hang too low for proper emptying. When the crop doesn't empty completely, it encourages yeast to grow.

Have you read my article on crop disorders? https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...w-to-know-which-one-youre-dealing-with.73607/ It has a section on how to deal with pendulous crop.
 

SarahRoenfeldt

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 19, 2011
4
8
64
Are you dosing her twice a day? I use about half an inch of the miconazole cream and give it for a full seven days, two time a day. Any less than that, it won't usually work.
Thanks @azygous
Yes twice a day. So if she seems ok sounds like i should just keep going for the full seven days (today is day three only)? Just wondering when I should expect to see her crop reducing in size?
 

slordaz

hatchaholic
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Apr 15, 2015
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Thanks @azygous
Yes twice a day. So if she seems ok sounds like i should just keep going for the full seven days (today is day three only)? Just wondering when I should expect to see her crop reducing in size?
You would need to make her a crop bra to help her get that crop emptied out most likely, not to familiar with it but reading @azygous article will help you the most as it's 2 separate issues
 

SarahRoenfeldt

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 19, 2011
4
8
64
Your hen is gorgeous. I noticed her crop is rather droopy. It could be the reason the yeast treatment hasn't worked. It's called pendulous crop and it's caused by droopy chest muscles. It causes the crop to hang too low for proper emptying. When the crop doesn't empty completely, it encourages yeast to grow.

Have you read my article on crop disorders? https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...w-to-know-which-one-youre-dealing-with.73607/ It has a section on how to deal with pendulous crop.
Thank you! Yes she's lovely - would really like to see her healthy again . I was wondering about pendulous crop (yes I read your article). Is it ok to treat for both?
 

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