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I think one of my chickens has sour crop. Ive massaged the
I think one of my chickens has sour crop. I've massaged the crop (yesterday and today) and the liquid is coming out - much more yesterday than today. yesterday afternoon I vchicken olive oil and live … read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a chicken that I believe has sour crop. She has
Hi, I have a chicken that I believe has sour crop. She has a squishy large crop. I took her to the vet. The vet emptied her crop but seemed unsure if she had sour crop and thought perhaps she has Mare… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a chicken with what I think is sour crop. The crop is
I have a chicken with what I think is sour crop. The crop is large and seems to be full of "air" or gas. I don't know how to help her. We raise our layers organically.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,761 satisfied customers
We have a chicken with suspected Sour crop. She has a soft
We have a chicken with suspected Sour crop. She has a soft spongy crop about the size of an orange, and is not eating or drinking. She has deteriorated quickly over the last 24 hours. She also had a '… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: months old..crop..kennel indoors so I could watch her closely
Just discovered my 6 months old chicken has a sour crop. Yesterday I Isolated her in a kennel indoors so I could watch her closely. It seemed to empty out by morning and she was standing tall and happ… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a mo old red sexlink chicken who has (what we think
Hello. I have a mo old red sexlink chicken who has (what we think is) sour crop. There is so much conflicting info online and I am having a hard time finding a local vet to help answer some questions.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,761 satisfied customers
Hi. I have a very lethargic chicken. Today is day 2. Ive
Hi. I have a very lethargic chicken. Today is day 2. I've researched the impacted crop and sour crop thing, but I'm not certain that either of those things are correct diagnoses. I don't feel anything… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My 3 yr. old chicken has a sour crop. Yesterday we took her
My 3 yr. old chicken has a sour crop. Yesterday we took her to a vet and he emptied the crop and recommended we try to feed her fruits/veggies with roughage but she's barely eating at all - just drink… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have an Orpington hen, I think who has sour crop. She has
I have an Orpington hen, I think who has sour crop. She has a huge swollen squishy crop and her breath is smelly. She doesn't eat much at all and is getting very skinny. She does do very small poos. S… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My chicken has what i believe is sour crop. Picked her up as
My chicken has what i believe is sour crop. Picked her up as she was unwell and not eating and all this liquid poured out of her. Please how best to help her. very worried Mum… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I Have a chicken with a problem and could send you pics taken
I Have a chicken with a problem and could send you pics taken today it could be a sour crop but is red inflamed and hot and also has lost fethers on a patch the size of the palm of the hand. can I sen… read more
Dr. Gardner
Dr. Gardner
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
If my chicken has a sour crop that is squishy what is the
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… read more
Jeffrey Evans
Jeffrey Evans
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
52 satisfied customers
I have a 31/2 week old bantam chick who I think has an impacted
I have a 31/2 week old bantam chick who I think has an impacted or possibly sour crop. I have not seen this before, but descriptions seem to fit. She has a large (1/2 golf ball size) swollen area on h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I think that my hen has sour crop. She hasn't eaten much for
I think that my hen has sour crop. She hasn't eaten much for a few days, has loose stools that are clear, green and white, and her crop is full of liquid. She has thrown up foul smelling liquids coupl… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
32,761 satisfied customers
I think my 9 yr old hen has a sour crop. Is there something
I think my 9 yr old hen has a sour crop. Is there something I can do quickly as I'm leaving Tuesday for a week.… read more
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EmergencyVets
Emergency Veterinarian /Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
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Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are
Good Morning, I have two Sicilian Buttercups and both are special needs hens. One has a crop disorder and has sour crop frequently. I manage this by controlling her diet and giving her finely chopped … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chickens: swollen..crop..making her feathers protude..swelling
One of my chickens is unwell she seems to have a swollen oesophagus, I think, this above the crop. It is making her feathers protude, The swelling is very boney,and difficult to feel inside it. She is… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Our 12wk old pullet was diagnosed with sour crop 2wks ago &
Our 12wk old pullet was diagnosed with sour crop 2wks ago & has been on anti fungal rx daily. Unfortunately, her crop has swollen to tennis ball size, & larger, when food collects. We've massaged afte… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Dr. Pat

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Dr. Bob

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