- Jan 2, 2016
My gorgeous Gail is 4 years old with suspected sour crop. We keeping her in our house and feeding ground pellets and bio yogurt. Any other advice or treatment please ?
This is great news!! I am happy to hear she is on the mend. Just keep up this program until she can go 2 mornings with an empty crop. Then she can go back out with the crew. Still keep her diet easy for a few days after this. I would add probiotics to the flocks water for all of them.It's day 4 now and I'm pleased to say Gail is doing well. We made her sick first two mornings and feeding ground food and yogurt mix. Seems to be doing the trick she looks like her normal self. Still keeping her inside until she put on a little weight as she lost a lot. I'm writing this with her asleep in her box at the end of my bed. I will be kind of sad when she back with her sisters . We let them visit Gail in the kitchen daily just to keep her part of the group. She desperate to go outside with them but playing safe until the weekend fingers crossed . The advise given on here definitely saved her life. I'm so grateful. Thank you x
If she will eat her chicken feed, then definitely keep her on this feed. I only resort to other food if they go off their feed completely. How is she today? When she can go a couple of mornings with an empty crop, she is good to go on with her regular life. When I say an easy diet, I mean no hard grains and seeds for a while. Nothing that takes a while to digest. Birds coming off slow and sour crops need time to rebuild the good bacteria and enzymes for digestion. So I like to offer up only easy to digest foods for several days after besides their layer feed. Scrambled or hard boiled eggs, warm oatmeal, or warm grits are always a favorite. As is yogurt. Stay away from sweet things like berries, melons and such for a while. These things can cause any remaining yeasts to flare up.Thank you I will take your advice. Obviously I am now very weary giving them foods other than their pellets. I was told by the breeder to avoid pasta , bread , rice etc. My girls have enjoyed all sorts of treats but I don't know what to give them now if anything, can you recommend treats that won't harm them ?