Sour crop week 3 now!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gonzo, May 23, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Is it time to get a vet involved? I did everything I was susposed to.... No food 24hrs organic ACV plain yogurt..... He was getting better so we put him back in with the others.... now we're back to square 1! What now?
    Last edited: May 23, 2010

  2. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Since its three weeks and you haven't gotten it under control I'd take to the veterinarian--if you have one that does chickens. Anything in the environment that he is eating when put back with the others that could be the cause? Is his crop too stretched out so food ferments in there? Could the gizzard be impacted? I would be panic stricken over the weight loss alone! [​IMG]
  3. ipana

    ipana Songster

    Jan 10, 2010
    If your chicken is pooping, some food is getting through. It would seem that this is the case or it wouldn't have survived for 3 weeks with no food. You may want to try Nystatin which is for yeast. Since it's not a totally blocked crop, Nystatin may work. You may be able to get it at First State Veterinary Supply run by Peter Brown. 410-546-6137

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