On 6/28/07, Pegi wrote:
> On 6/28/07, Donna wrote:
>> On 6/28/07, Pegi wrote:
>>> I have had 2 clutches of greys that thrive incredible the
>>> first 2 weeks of life.. then have gotten sour crop and
>>> died... I do not understand... I have them on sceduled
>>> feeds, digital brooder, sterile feeding utensils, new
>>> formula and increasing feeds.. does anyone have any
>> Only feed them when the crop is empty. Feeding on your
>> schedule and increasing the amount, your feeding way to much.
>> Go by what the baby is telling you. You can also add a drop
>> or two of apple cider vinigar to the formula once a day. It
>> sounds like your doing everything else right just give the
>> crop time enough to empty before putting more in
> The crop was completely empty every time which is why it is so
> puzzling to me. Only on the day he died did his crop not empty
> well. During the day he seemed to feed every 2.5 to 3 hours
> then at night he would go about 3.5 to 4 hours without eating.
> I had never heard the vinegar before....I may try
> that.....thanks for the advice Pegi
Have you done a necropsy on these babies? It might not be sour
crop. Sorry for your loss though.