Treating Sour Crop: Neochlore or Neomycin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieCanada, May 31, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have access from the feedery to Neochlore and Neomycin. They are antibiotics. Would any of them help sour crop, Im considering my last resort plan if my natural method fails.
     
  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No you need Braggs Organic ACV "with the mother in it" This is unfiltered vinegar in the organic section. I put a teaspoon or a tablespoon in 1 gallon of water. Withhold solid food for 3 days and then give plain yogurt and ACV & water, then introduce scrambled eggs, yogurt and ACV and water. Has worked many times for me.

    Good luck
     
  3. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No you need Braggs Organic ACV "with the mother in it" This is unfiltered vinegar in the organic section. I put a teaspoon or a tablespoon in 1 gallon of water. Withhold solid food for 3 days and then give plain yogurt and ACV & water, then introduce scrambled eggs, yogurt and ACV and water. Has worked many times for me.

    Good luck

    Ok Im doing the same thing right now. Except I put 4 teaspoons into a gallon of water. Is that too much? And yup its the same organic one with mother.

    Is it ok to put a little rolled oats with the yogurt, I did that to trick them into eating it. Otherwise they ignore the yogurt.
     
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  4. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long has your chicken been having the sour crop issues? Does she/he seem to be improving? I am not sure if the oats in there is good or bad. I just know that after 3 days of no food mine gobbled it up. The idea is to keep it as easy on them as possible and to only offer food that is easily able to go through the crop and which she won't need grit. I made the mistake in offering solid food to soon and had to start the whole process over again. so if withholding food for 3 days and only offering the ACV and water doesn't make them want to eat just about anything, then I don't know what will. lol... Sour crop isn't something that antibiotic will get rid of, it is because the ph is messed up in the crop. I remember having issues with this last summer and alot of good advice is offered on here pertaining to sour crop. Is the crop squishy feeling or hard?
     
  5. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just bought the bird saturday. Noticed when I got home. Sunday morning she was normal. Sunday night it was swollen. Its soft and squishy, the size of a baseball. Monday I started giving yogurt and grit. And at 8pm last night I got some acv with mother from the organic store. Today her swelling in the morning was only 50% but I noticed it was mainly the rocks in there.

    Im uncertain if she just gets a very swollen crop naturally or if its a problem. I was optimistic that in the mornings the crop felt normal. But this morning it was only drained 50% so I will continue the yogurt treatment. I just dont know if a virus or something else is causing it. Im just lost.
     
  6. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:I just bought the bird saturday. Noticed when I got home. Sunday morning she was normal. Sunday night it was swollen. Its soft and squishy, the size of a baseball. Monday I started giving yogurt and grit. And at 8pm last night I got some acv with mother from the organic store. Today her swelling in the morning was only 50% but I noticed it was mainly the rocks in there.

    Im uncertain if she just gets a very swollen crop naturally or if its a problem. I was optimistic that in the mornings the crop felt normal. But this morning it was only drained 50% so I will continue the yogurt treatment. I just dont know if a virus or something else is causing it. Im just lost.

    Maybe she has a slow moving crop. But the squishy feel sure sounds as if it is sour crop. Was the precious owner aware of this? I would call her/him and let them know that this happening. If they have others then they need to treat them also. I would cut out out ALL solid foods and just give the ACV and water, then after 3 days introduce the yogurt. She doesn't need to have grit with the yogurt and ACV and then after 3 days introduce the scrambled eggs and she won't need grit for this either. So just do the ACV and water for 3 days and then add the plain yogurt and then after 3 days then the scrambled eggs. It is a slow process but it does work if this is for certain this is sour crop.
     
  7. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just bought the bird saturday. Noticed when I got home. Sunday morning she was normal. Sunday night it was swollen. Its soft and squishy, the size of a baseball. Monday I started giving yogurt and grit. And at 8pm last night I got some acv with mother from the organic store. Today her swelling in the morning was only 50% but I noticed it was mainly the rocks in there.

    Im uncertain if she just gets a very swollen crop naturally or if its a problem. I was optimistic that in the mornings the crop felt normal. But this morning it was only drained 50% so I will continue the yogurt treatment. I just dont know if a virus or something else is causing it. Im just lost.

    Maybe she has a slow moving crop. But the squishy feel sure sounds as if it is sour crop. Was the precious owner aware of this? I would call her/him and let them know that this happening. If they have others then they need to treat them also. I would cut out out ALL solid foods and just give the ACV and water, then after 3 days introduce the yogurt. She doesn't need to have grit with the yogurt and ACV and then after 3 days introduce the scrambled eggs and she won't need grit for this either. So just do the ACV and water for 3 days and then add the plain yogurt and then after 3 days then the scrambled eggs. It is a slow process but it does work if this is for certain this is sour crop.

    If its not sour crop then there is no harm done right?

    Im worried about no feood for 3 days though.
     
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  8. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:Maybe she has a slow moving crop. But the squishy feel sure sounds as if it is sour crop. Was the precious owner aware of this? I would call her/him and let them know that this happening. If they have others then they need to treat them also. I would cut out out ALL solid foods and just give the ACV and water, then after 3 days introduce the yogurt. She doesn't need to have grit with the yogurt and ACV and then after 3 days introduce the scrambled eggs and she won't need grit for this either. So just do the ACV and water for 3 days and then add the plain yogurt and then after 3 days then the scrambled eggs. It is a slow process but it does work if this is for certain this is sour crop.

    If its not sour crop then there is no harm done right?

    Im worried about no feood for 3 days though.

    Oh believe me that I was the same way when it came to withholding food, but I did. Now I rushed the chicken food to soon and had to start all over with the treatment so if you are going to do it do it and don't skimp so you don't have to start over again. I know is it makes you feel awful but it should help.

    How does her crop feel now? Has there been any change in the crop? If it is the same just do the ACV in the water and nothing else, no food. She will appreciate the yogurt once she can have it and then the scrambled eggs will be like heaven.

    Good Luck and keep us posted!
     
  9. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If its not sour crop then there is no harm done right?

    Im worried about no feood for 3 days though.

    Oh believe me that I was the same way when it came to withholding food, but I did. Now I rushed the chicken food to soon and had to start all over with the treatment so if you are going to do it do it and don't skimp so you don't have to start over again. I know is it makes you feel awful but it should help.

    How does her crop feel now? Has there been any change in the crop? If it is the same just do the ACV in the water and nothing else, no food. She will appreciate the yogurt once she can have it and then the scrambled eggs will be like heaven.

    Good Luck and keep us posted!

    Today she had yogurt, acv and water. Crops a little smaller than last night. She still finds bits of grass and stuff so Im going to find a place to isolate her and do water acv only. I'll keep everyone posted. Thanks for the help. Stressful times.

    Should I keep her away from where other chickens live? Can she have a virus thats causing this problem?
     
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  10. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also having this problem with a 9-week-old speckled sussex pullet. Very full, soft crop. She's trying to "move" it around some. I've isolated her in a dog crate and will start the ACV in water treatment. I've also read about trying to get a little olive oil down her and massage the crop. What are your thoughts on that?
     

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