Sour crop?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dchickenman, May 16, 2010.

  1. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just read this on another thread- fresh-cut grass can cause something called "sour crop". What is this? Every few days I give my 6 week old Cornish xs a bag or so of fresh lawn clippings. Should I discontinue? I give them plenty of grit, and so far, no problems. They seem to like it. Just trying to give my confined meaties a little "range feed". Could i be putting them in danger?
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
  3. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks gonzo. You really think it was the grass?
     
  4. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I don't feed grass clippings, but does sour crop apply to the grass and weeds my pullets eat outside? I have seen them eat long pieces of grass but they are as healthy as ever right now.
     
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    I'm not sure. I've seen that the grass clippings do it. It could be because its all clumy... I can't think of anything else that could have caused it in mine. [​IMG] Grass they eat while free ranging won't have the same effect.
     
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