I have read a lot, talked to a lot of different chicken folks, even drove 120 miles round trip to the nearest avain vet in the last week. My favorite little hen "ducky" has been off and on for two weeks. I got her and 2 other hens, and two roosters when they were chicks 4 years ago. Now I have only her (ducky, whom I suspect is a small red sexlink) and a bhrama chicken. They free-range some when I'm home, but mainly live in their condo. They have always eaten layena crumbles, and the occasional treat. Ducky starting acting lethargic and after checking her, then my friends on here I suspected impacted crop. A little olive oil and Apple cider vinegar and the next day like nothing happened. A week later as she was out roaming the yard. Same thing. Lethargic standing behind a tree. I did more research only to find her crop is squishy. Sour crop. Against better judgement, I massage her crop and genly tilt her forward. Dark liquid came out her beak. It's just so scary to do after all the reading. It brings her immediate relief! Next day same thing. Had to tip her again. So finally found a vet and took her in. He says this is a very sick bird. I always knew she was the runt of the chicks, almost bantam size I would assure. He tells me that her skinny size points to a genetic issue that she has lived with forever. He says her breast bone is was they call a razor breast or something. So now I'm going bananas trying to figure out how to save her. He did not seem optimistic as he did a crop wash, several antibiotic shots etc. The bill said $150ish and he told the receptionist to only charge me $50. Though it was appreciated it sure left me feeling deflated. So now as she's sleeping in my house on a heating pad, with the wife out at Walmart 30 minutes away gathering supplies to sew a makeshift crop bra until the one she ordered arrives. It's a helpless feeling. I know it's just a chicken, but it's a chicken that naps with the weiner dogs, and sneeks in buddies trucks when the leave a door open. Any ideas at all would be greatly appreciated! Thinking of the monistat approach tomorrow.