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If my chicken has a sour crop that is squishy what is the

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If my chicken has a sour crop that is squishy what is the best way to remove the spoiled food. She is also very lethargic and unable to stay awake
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 8 months ago.

Hi this Is Dr. Evans, do you have some time now to chat?

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 8 months ago.

How are you today? So sorry to hear about your chicken... I just want to ask some questions and see what we can do here for you.

  1. Did your chicken have any diarrhea recently?
  2. Were we ever officially diagnosed with sour crop by your vet? I ask this because there is a very long list of things that can present and look just like your good ol' run-of-the-mill sour crop. In general, sour crop is a very loose description of the result of the problem(s), not a problem in and of itself, even though it can and does produce its own cascade of secondary events.
  3. What are you currently practicing to get rid of spoiled food?