Wilma, my Buff Orpington, started roosting low 3 nights ago. Clearly, I'm stupid, because I didn't think much of it. Yesterday (Nov. 1), she didn't get back into the coop so I brought her inside to look at her. She was very docile, unsteady on her feet and didn't seem interested in eating blueberries. After research, I went back to examine her. Respiratory is fine, no sign of bugs, feathers are beautiful and clean, legs are good, comb is pale, eyes are clear, nostrils are clear, crop is unusually large. I massaged, which she seemed to enjoy, and tried to syringe 0.5 cc of water in at a time to the tune of about 15 cc over a couple of hours. Gave her two dulcolax with that as well with a little olive oil. This morning there is no change in the size or the texture of the crop. It feels like she has a wad of hay in it. I don't know why I think that's what it feels like because I have never felt an impacted crop before but there you have it. So, today I procured an 18F foley catheter with some cath type syringes to crop feed her some water and oil. So far I've gotten about 35 cc of water with some Boost in it, 10 cc olive oil and 2 more dulcolax. I massaged it several times today. She is alert when she is on the ground but refuses to eat ANYTHING. She is unsteady and can stand for only 30 seconds or so. I tried to vomit her last night but was unable to get anything out of her. I don't want to vomit her tonight after the water because she has had only the syringed water from last night in the last 15 hours. I had to wait on my husband to get home for help with the crop feeding. I feel like she needs that water. I plan on using Epsom Salt tomorrow. She has normal looking poop which I know because she is in the "hospital cage" inside. So, I guess my question is, at what point do I think this isn't going to work? Is there anything I'm not treating. I have 5 chickens and the other 4 seem fine, eating well BUT no one is laying right now. Is that a sign of something I'm missing? Also, one of the other chickens was attacked by a neighborhood dog and was isolated for a few days for me to do wound care and was on 14 days of tetracycline. When she went back in with the other girls, then everyone was on tetracycline so, technically, Wilma had about 8-9 days of tetracycline with the last dose about 2 weeks ago.....is that significant? Any suggestions? Thanks.