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sour crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by riverhen, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. riverhen

    riverhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have a suggestion on how to prevent or safe guard hen from getting sour crop?.
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

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    Probably, the best thing you can do is to provide grit free choice.
     
  3. riverhen

    riverhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I do have grit available at all times but this is the second hen that i have lost in about 4 months. Im sure it is sour crop the first hen i was able to remove the fluid and she was ok for about 2 months. Then she declined showing signs of sour crop again but this time i didn't find a great amount of fluid. With this happening i decided to change the brand of lay pellet. I did this gradually. All the hens (including the dead one) are well feathered and have good body weight. The coop is cleaned weekly with total change of shavings. I just can't figure what is going on.
    Thanks again for the reply ....I will change the grit that i use.
     

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