Suspect Sour Crop in 4 week old chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rluma, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. rluma

    rluma New Egg

    Mar 15, 2017
    Hi all,
    I have 1 of my 8, 4 week old chickens with a fluid build up on its breast region. It is fluid like to touch and in my opinion, quite large for such a young bird.
    I have heard the term sour crop and its symptoms sound the same.
    My chickens are on a chicken starter mix for food and have the water changed X2 times each day.
    How can I treat the chicken with suspected sour crop?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. Hello, Have you been providing any Grit to the Chicks....They need Grit if eating anything other than starter.... Possibly that is all that is wrong....Put it out free choice in a separate bowl...granite grit can be bought at the feed store...

    Good luck!


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