This really helped my hen who was sick with very bad sour crop

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Dec 21, 2020
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My hen was looking very unbalanced and when she tried to walk, she would tip over backwards or to one side. I took her to the Vet and they did an ultrasound and said that she had a 'mass' in her abdomen. The next day she couldn't even walk at all and couldn't use her legs - she was just laying down with her legs out behind her, I thought for sure that she would die. I was looking on the chicken-related forums and came across a post that suggested giving her human stool softener (Docusate Sodium). I cut open the gel capsule and squeezed the liquid inside onto a grape and I fed the grape to her (her favorite) I did this with two capsules. The next day she pooped quite a bit, and was looking stronger, and had a good appetite, but still couldn't walk. The next post that I read suggested giving her Keifer grains. I purchased some water Keifer grains (not the dairy ones) and fed those to her the next day. After only one dose of Keifer grains, she showed a huge improvement and was able to stand up with one leg being stronger than the other. On the second day I fed her another dose of Keifer grains, and by the third day she was actually up and walking around again though a little weak, but eating on her own and wanting be be back with the other hens. So, it seemed that. combination of keeping her separate (in a dog crate with water and nesting materials), feeding her food with a high liquid content (grapes) at least once a day - plus her regular lay crumbles in the morning, and then giving her the stool softener and the water Keifer grains - let her go from not being able to walk - to looking nearly normal again. It seemed like something of a miracle! I hope that this can help someone else whose hen may be suffering from sour croup or a similar condition. The Keifir Grains were only 11.99 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Kefi...faf0c&pd_rd_wg=uLijn&pd_rd_i=B010PBELYY&psc=1 and the stool softener can be purchased for between $5.00 and $6.00 at any pharmacy or on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Care-S...keywords=stool+softener&qid=1608608003&sr=8-5
 

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