Originally Posted by helenoftroy
Thank you for this incredible information! I have just been giving her tiny bits of remedy at a time and letting her get the stuff down by swallowing. She has an impacted crop and I'm hesitant to fuss over it too much. I lost a hen to it last Summer which was heartbreaking to watch. She's been drinking the Epsom salt water I gave her plus a bit of non stimulating dulcolax. I've also been gently massaging her crop. I can feel the mass softening. Hopefully it clears by morning. Please send some healing light for my Rosie.
I have been able to treat all impacted crops by tubing fluids to them. Let me know if you want to learn how to tube and I'll teach you.
Has she been de-wormed with Safeguard at 0.23ml per pound for 5 days? If not, that's something you should think about doing since capillary worms can cause crops not to empty.