I did post this on the cross beak thread but wanted to make it more general. I have a crossbeak ameracauna (easter egger) hen named cinnamon. She eats wet down layer crumbles and lives in our house. She has been sick this week. She hasn't eaten anything substantial since Tuesday. She does this from time to time and usually resolves within the week. We usually tube feed her with baby bird formula and some nutri drench and meta cam. Last time we found that her chest feathers were caked with food so we weren't sure if that was what was causing it all along so we gave her a good bath and she started doing better. This time on Tuesday I checked her feathers first and she was a mess so I gave her a good bath. She still didn't start eating so Thursday, Friday and Saturday (yesterday) We gave her a dose of metacam squirted into her beak. Still didn't start eating. Was walking around interested in pecking things, drinking water and sitting on us. Yesterday evening we decided her poops were looking like she needed food so I mixed up baby bird formula with warm watwr and nutridrench and tube fed her. She seemed to do fine last night and had some better looking poops. This morning her crop is really full, feels firm and she is drooling. Sounds like she is having some difficulty breathing. Keeps shaking her head to clear the saliva. Doesn't smell bad though. I'm so worried that I injured her crop with the tube when tubing her last night and it's infected. Not sure how else she would have an impacted crop because she can't eat anything other than wet layer crumbles. Also the tube I have used before and it is not sterile I always run water through it and whip it out but maybe she got something from that? Being a cross beak is so different from regular chickens and their symptoms. Any thoughts?? Going to bring her to the vet tomorrow but everywhere is closed today! Side note she is a little smaller than our other normal ameracauna hens that live outside. She had laid eggs very regularly until she laid a couple soft no shell eggs late last August when she molted and never started back up. We attribute her size to her disability and her egg laying stopping to her size and also the fact she lives inside where it's and ways 70 degrees so she laid more during the winters than the other hens. She's an extremely happy and normal acting chicken usually and goes outside to scratch in the dirt every couple days, whenever she wants. We love her like family any help is great. Thank you.