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One bird has a crop that hangs lower and is larger than the
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I have a silkie chook and she seems to have sour crop. the
Hi. I have a silkie chook and she seems to have sour crop. the night before last we massaged her crop and a lot of black liquid came out but, her crop was not totally empty. gave her some yoghurt and … read more
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My poor free range chicken, Bess, one of a flock of 8, is
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Hi, I have a chicken that I believe has sour crop. She has
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I have an Orpington hen, I think who has sour crop. She has
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