Sour crop, no improvement

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    So my hens sour crop came back. I thought I got it the first time around but seems to have come back. I had given her monistat and it went away. I have been giving her monistat all this week but no improvement really. I then switched to a one day cream of a different type of anti fungal (this was about 10 hours ago). If this doesnt work I think I may need to try a more natural method. I looked for something on the butter milk treatment but I couldnt find it. Does anyone have a tried and true method of getting rid of this annoying illness?
     
  2. cinbrln

    cinbrln New Egg

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    Mar 24, 2012
    What is the difference between a sour crop and an impacted crop? How can you tell the difference?
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Has anyone tried tea tree oil?
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't think tea tree oil is good for chickens. Have you used Apple cider vinegar? I would try to empty out the crop, give some apple cidar vinagar, then feed her only vitamin water for a day if she is not skinny. Then give some more apple cider vinegar, then I would purchase baby parrot hand feeding formula and give her that until her crop starts working properly again.
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Yeah I had seen somewhere that you can give that to them, but I just wasnt sure. She is inside right now with just some yogurt. I regurgitated her last night before I brought her in and it hasnt gone back up, but it hasnt gone back down all the way.
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would try the ACV, it's cheap and worth a shot. It changes the PH in the crop, so it may help....
     
  7. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    I put some in her water. I ran out though! So tomorrow I will have to go pick some more up. Her crop isnt to ridiculous today, she just hates being penned up. Hopefully tomorrow will show some improvement.
     

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