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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Sour crop
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:06:44 pm »
I have a young pullet (bought last week as point of lay) with sour crop. Does anyone have any tried and tested remedies either home made or shop bought. I’d like to try to save her if I can seeing I just bought her  :roflanim:  thank you  :thinking:

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Sour crop
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 06:44:53 pm »
I'll be watching for an answer to that question twizzel.   :fc: someone has an answer.
As a comfort, I just bought new hens too and one of mine has wry tail.  I didn't want an exchange as she would only have had her neck wrung and apparently it shouldn't affect her laying. 


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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sour crop
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 07:02:22 pm »
Doing a bit of research and British hen welfare says to starve, give apple cider vinegar on an empty crop, and try a small amount of food 12 hours after. Will try this tomorrow and let you know how she goes. For now she’s tucked up in a deep straw house away from the other hens  :unwell:

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Sour crop
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 03:50:04 pm »
Can you feel a lump in her crop, indicating that food is getting stuck there? If so, I have had good results from feeding a diet of fishing maggots for a few days. I know it sounds gruesome but it seems to work. Most fishing shops will sell you live fishing maggots (by the pint for some reason). Chickens love to eat them and swallow most of them whole. Maggots then eat through the food stuck in the crop, thus clearing the obstruction.


Keep the chicken away from grass (long grass is often the cause of the blockage) and feed a low fibre diet.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Sour crop
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 10:49:00 pm »
Most interesting idea  :thumbsup:   Maggots are also great for clearing up footrot in sheep, better than purple/blue spray, as long as you don't leave them there for too long
« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 02:53:52 pm by Fleecewife »
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sour crop
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 08:55:05 am »
Definitely no impaction and they have no grass in their run. She was brighter yesterday  :fc:

 

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