Hi, I need some advice. A couple of weeks ago, one of our 1 1/2 yr old hens showed the signs of an impacted crop. Her crop was totally hard with something- i thought at the time it might have been some broccoli. She was molting at the time, it was freezing outside and she was miserable. We brought her in, tried massage, oil, etc but after a week on a soft/liquid diet some of the hard lumps in her crop had disappeared but I could still feel something in there. So, we performed the crop surgery: cut her open and I pulled out a number of hard objects that were obviously not going anywhere. We finally determined that they were pieces of rind from a cooked pumpkin that the chickens had before Thanksgiving. See photo with penny for scale. Then, she spent the next week inside on a soft/liquid diet, (some yogurt, fine ground moistened crumble, some fruit) as I wanted to keep an eye on her. The wound healed very well, and she is back to her old obnoxious self and is very hungry- but something is still wrong. She just is not producing much poop, and what she does pass is very watery. Sadly, it seems as though she might have an obstruction SOMEWHERE downstream of the crop as her poops are basically water and are very infrequent- just a few a day. She has lost a lot of weight and I am worried. Yesterday afternoon I tried the molasses in the water with some applesauce- expecting a torrent of poo- but nothing overnight other than a little bit of greenish diahrea. This morning I gave her some more applesauce and then some oil-soaked soft bread- but her crop is now full and things just are not moving through at the rate that the other chickens are at. Some mornings it has seemed like she has completely cleared her crop, but other mornings there is still stuff in there from the night before. She is ravenous. I have massaged the heck out of her and am pretty sure that there is not still anything hard in her crop- but is it possible that one of the pieces of rind is somewhere in her tract blocking things up? Is there anything else that I can try, to stimulate her digestive track to clear it? My boyfriend suggested a cup of strong coffee Or, is it possible that her digestion is verrry slow for some other reason...? How long should it take for the molasses/applesauce to pass through? Should I be this worried? Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks!