You may have read some of my previous posts about my chicken who had crop problems and we eventually had the vet operate on her. (She is doing great!) Then another chicken came down with another crop problem (we've since discovered what the problem was and have taken care of it...) I tried all of my remedies to help her and she was starting to decline. We couldn't have the vet operate on another chick due to the $ so I decided to do it myself. (I made an incision in her crop, cleared out all the junk, flushed it out and then sewed her back up.) She stayed in the house for 10 days and was on antibiotics, probiotics and many small meals throughout the day. That was three weeks ago and she is back in the coop, eating, pooping and chasing the pullets when they get near her favorite food (meal worms). I was very nervous but I figured I'd give it a try. I couldn't let her die or just cull her. Has anyone else done this before? I know it is probably a common practice on many a ranch and isolated farms.