Chicken Crop

Treating Sour Crop in Chickens

As a chicken keeper, you must be aware of the common ailments that can occur in your flock and know how to treat them. In this article, we explain what sour crop is as well as what causes it and how to treat it.

What Is A Crop On A Chicken?

The crop on a chicken refers to a very tough and muscular "bag" at the bottom of a hen's neck which stores the feed eaten for the day.

What Causes Sour Crop?

A candida yeast infection can cause sour crop, but other things can cause it as well, including: 1.  An imbalanced diet 2. Infections or parasites

Treating Sour Crop in Chickens


Clear & Treat the Impacted Crop Contents

Isolate your sick chicken from the rest of the flock, so that it does not continue to eat while making sure it still has an ample water supply.

Olive oil

It is important to remember that if you use olive oil in large quantities, it could further upset your chicken’s stomach, so be sure to start with only a few drops diluted in water.

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural antifungal; since candida causes yeast infections- such as sour crop- a few drops diluted in water can go a long way in helping rid your chicken’s body of this fungal infection.

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