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  1. cr8zy4chickens

    cr8zy4chickens In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2010
    Eastern Oregon
    Anyone have a chicken die from a sour crop after eating a flock block for a few days? None of my chickens have ever been sick and now, just days after buying a flock block from the local feed store, one of my favorite Americanas died. What a heartbreaking experience. Of course, it had to be my favorite one. [​IMG] I threw the block out, but was wondering, if any of my other chickens start acting like they don't feel well, is there something I can do to help them? I would really appreciate any information. Anyone else have any bad experience with flock blocks. My chickens are about 9 months old and have been healthy so far with no pests or illnesses. Thanks:/

  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Do you think it was an impacted crop or sour crop?

    I've never heard of any problems with a flock block but it could have had mold or something else on it that made her sick. Sour crop and impacted usually take a while to kill a chicken. They get listless, their tails are down, they won't eat and their crops are extended.

    What was her crop like? Do you offer chicken grit and oyster shells (very important to digest the hard seeds in a flock block).

    What did she act like before dieing?

    It could be something totally unrelated.

    Sorry for your loss. It's miserable to go through that.

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