Sour Crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lnorlin, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. lnorlin

    lnorlin New Egg

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    Hello,
    We have a girl that we believe has sour crop. About a week ago her crop was hard and as large as a softball. We isolated her and she slowly spit up the stuff by herself. It was almost back to normal two days. She was pooping and drinking plenty of water. Now all of a sudden it had gotten big again. Except it's very squishy, almost like the water isn't going through her now? She has still managed to poop a bit. She isn't lethargic at all. Anyone have ideas or suggestions!?
    Thanks
     
  2. donidondon

    donidondon New Egg

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    After a long day of eating, the crop will get enlarged. It should go down after a night sleep.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Does her breath smell sour?
    What type of foods/treats do you feed?
    Do you provide grit?

    The crop will go up and down during the day. Chickens will ideally go to bed with a full crop and it should be empty or mostly empty by morning.

    Here is more information on accessing her and treatment:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues-html/
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/06/chicken-anatomy-crop-impacted-crop-sour.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/630307/sour-crop-cured-with-monistat
     

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