Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sour Crop

What is a sour crop you ask? First of all a crop (also known a gizzard) is where the food goes after a chicken eats, it's the chest area.
Sour crop is when the contents of the crop ferment. If she has this, the crop will feel swishy, like it's full of water, and her breath may smell.
To treat:
Sour crop - a vet can prescribe Nystatin which is an anti-fungal medicine, and possibly baytril which is an antibiotic, if it is a bacterial infection causing it. Live yoghurt can also help. You can also 'flush' the crop - if you sort of hold her with her head downwards and massage the crop, some of the liquid may come out.

Why am I blogging about this you ask? Well, you guessed it one of our hens has it...as for the treatment, I'm not sure if it'll work, but, we'll give it a try....I really am not sure how it comes about. They say to seperate the bird, but we already have two bird in the skate barn, OUR CAGES ARE FULL! We'll see how it goes, I'll keep you updated!

It has stopped snowing now, well it stopped sometime last night. So hopefully no more snow.
Tomorrow is Samantha's b-day, she turns 18!
The 24th Dorothy is 100 days pregnant!!! 50 more to go!

Hope everyone is doing well,
Gabrielle W.


  1. Not sure what you are talking about But it started snowing last night!! like 9" by morning!!! So yea I think they are calling for more snow. Yea Us!!!!


  2. I guess it stopped snowing at our house and started at yours :-)