Sour crop - whats the cure success rate?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chocluver, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. chocluver

    chocluver Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 7, 2015

    For those of you that have tried to treat a chook with sour crop, I am interested to know, in general, the success rate?

    Most vets sites seem to imply it's a lost cause but I get a different impression from the threads on here

    I think I have had my first case of it, or any illness in my flock. I probably noticed too late. I knew something was wrong yesterday then this morning she started expelling green / brown vomit and couldn't stand by herself.

    I spent the day looking after her, gently massaging the crop and more and more came out. Then gave her a few drops of water and some fish oil as I read just now, early evening. Minutes later her neck went slack, fluttered her wings and she died.

    Maybe I made it worse, but she seemed in much worse condition than sour crop cases in videos I have watched.

    Thanks for your thoughts!
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    I'm sorry for your loss. Sour crop can be tricky to treat sometimes. Usually it is a symptom of an underlying cause like Coccidiosis, worms and sometimes internal laying/reproductive disorders. Taking a fresh poop sample to your vet for testing can help rule out Cocci or worm overload.

    Here is a very good detailed article explaining some common crop issues, I hope this helps:

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