Hi We have an Easter Egger cockerel, he was hatched last October. He has developed a huge pendulous crop. It has gotten bigger over a period of a couple of weeks, at first, I wasn't sure what was happening. Now, his crop is grossly distended, and rock hard. It is to the point where it's interfering with his voice, and he's having difficulty moving around. I was able to catch him and have him in a small pen. He's a little underweight, too, and is starting to act like it is bothering him. I read somewhere that it can sometimes be treated by not feeding him twenty four hours, then massage, olive oil, and soft food. I don't want to cull him, although he is an extra cockerel, I was hoping to keep him since he's an EE and I'm trying to build that up in our flock. But I don't want him to suffer. Is culling the best or only option? The crop is not squishy at all, which makes me wonder if a tumor might be involved. I have not been able to find much information about pendulous crop, anywhere. Could it have been caused by worms?