sour crop? URGENT!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lynnie22, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. lynnie22

    lynnie22 New Egg

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    I have got a really sick girl. She is about 3yrs? . I adopted her. She was unwell a week and a half ago so I took her to the vet and she was treated for an internal bug and was given antibiotics ( stomorgyl 2 ). Her last lot of pills were on Saturday with a little improvement. She had been isolating herself from the other 2 girls and was all puffed up. I had treated her for worms a couple of months ago with ivomec. I let her outside on Sunday and she ate a couple of worms and bugs and i threw out some bread for her. I notice when she pecked at the bread she vomited bit of liquid. That's when I thought maybe she had been misdiagnosed and really she had sour crop. I got onto this website and read that i should vomit her. I did that and got so much smelly yucky liquid out of her!! There was some grass and old looking seed. Her crop is squishy but quite small. She has stopped eating and is drinking very little. I have been force feeding her probotic yoghurt and electrolytes as she wont eat by herself much. She pretty much just pecks at the food without actually eating anything. Her poop is runny with not much dark stuff in it ( lack of solids? ) Am I giving her too much liquid? I was giving ACV in the water but read that this will neutralize the yoghurt. How often should i vomit her? She looks so tired and weak. What else can I do for her? Please help us :(
     
  2. rockingbearanch

    rockingbearanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the food isn't getting through then there is possibly a blockage. Are you massaging the crop? It sounds like they are blocked up where the crop empties. I've tried olive oil, massaging it, using a long soft tip syringe to suck it out, vomiting and then they went to the vet for surgery. I don't like to vomit them because of drowning danger and it doesn't seem to me to help remove the clog as well as oil and massage. There are videos and instruction online if you want to do surgery yourself.
     
  3. lynnie22

    lynnie22 New Egg

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    Thank you so much for your reply. I had to vomit her because she was chocking [​IMG]. I have just given her some olive oil and massaged her crop for a wee while. She pooped out some really black/green coloured poo. Do you think things are finally moving out of her? I have just given her some more yoghurt and electrolytes but wonder just how much i should be giving her?. I'm worried I'll fill her up too much with liquid. Thanks again for your reply [​IMG]
     
  4. lynnie22

    lynnie22 New Egg

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    Ruby died yesterday[​IMG]I think i ended up starving her to death. I didn't know what to do to help her......
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh bless you! Don't feel bad about this - you tried all that you could to help Ruby - are you Scottish by any chance????? Wee while is not an expression I would associate with any other Country!

    We - sometimes despite our best efforts lose one of our chickens - it just happens... you did all you could have done to help her!

    Suzie
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So sorry [​IMG]
     
  7. lynnie22

    lynnie22 New Egg

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    Oh thank you. I did try. I phoned the vet 3 days before she died and was told there was nothing i could do for her. I kept trying regardless. Ruby did die peacefully tho. She always greeted me with a little cooing sound. I'm going to miss that so much.[​IMG][​IMG]
    I'm a kiwi girl from the North Island ( N.Z ).
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    We're glad to have you just wish it had been under better circumstances. If it ever happens again you'll be better able to help. If you can get Apple Cider Vinegar and put into their water daily it does help with this issue. 1 Tab. to 1 gal. of water.
     

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