Hi, I have a young chicken...not yet laying....bought 7 chicks and now they are about two months old, maybe three. One of them appeared to have a full crop, more so than the others. Then she got her foot broken when a horse ran over her. We brought her in the house to heal...her foot is fine, but that crop will not empty. She is now recognizably smaller than her sisters. It feels like little tiny peices of styrofoam that she may have swallowed. I found a pecked styrofoam block in the garage that they must have had fun with...it was pecked at alot. And that is exactly what it feels like. Her crop is huge. She is eating and drinking, and after she drinks she spits up slimey-watery substance. I saw the crop operation, but cant do it. I am a nurse...but have not practiced for years. I have gone 24 hours without feeding to see if it would get smaller, and it did, but not all the way. I gave her tomatoes one day...someone suggested her eating nothing but tomatoes...she ate them, but nothing really changed. Help? I cannot afford an operation but want to save her if I can. Are there any other suggestions besides the operation?