I caught my hen eating small plastic pices out of the garden yeaterday. Hubby said he saw her do it a couple of days ago. I'm worried that she won't be able to pass the plastic. I havn't seen any in her waste but yesterday after thinking about it a bit I checked her crop (had to check anatomy chart first) and noticed that it seems full, a little swolen like a ball. It moves arround when i manipulate it. I'm gonna try some veg oil & massage to see if that helps and to seperate her and with hold food for a day and see if that helps. worried she might need surgery though. Still acting normal at this point. Hope I'm wrong. Any suggestions would be appreciated. O does anyone know of a chicken doc in the attleboro ma area? Just in case. Why is she doing this? Eating the plastic that is.