Hi all One of my Marans hens (laying but not for at least 2 days) is acting oddly. She hatched in spring 08. She is making a strange noise - almost a quack/bark. This has been going on for about 5 days. She is slowly opening and closing her mouth a lot - looking like she's taking a very deep breath. I haven't seen her eat today (but I haven't spent that much time with them today to be honest.) Her crop is large but feels fluidy rather than hard with food. Her breastbone feels very noticable, ie she feels very thin. I dont know of that's nornal for her tbh as she is a flighty bird and doesn't like to be handled, another odd sign that I could pick her up just now. I have looked in her mouth for any obvious obstruction - nothing. And everything else about her looks fine. Will update tomorrow on the poo front ;o) Have dealth with an impacted crop before in a different breed and although there are similarities (enlarged crop) there are differences too (No fluid coming out of beak, the noise she is making which is quite loud) Any ideas...?