Hi everyone, I think that one of my 3 month old chicks has got an impacted crop. It ate with the other chicks yesterday morning, and when I went to feed them again yesterday afternoon I found it hiding behind some bamboo. I tried feeding it on its own, but it didn't even look at the food, so I took it inside with me. I read on BYC that you are supposed to give them oil and massage the crop, which I've now done. The crop was rock hard to start with, but after I gave the chick the oil and massaged the crop, I could feel the seeds starting to move around. I've put the chick in quarantine so that it's safe and alone, and has access to fresh water but no food. It does have the occasional bowel movement, but the waste is white and watery - is this good? Also, I don't know whether I'm imagining this, but, I thought that I could feel sunflower seeds at the bottom of the crop. Do these have a tendency to get stuck?? I've been feeding them a mix of corn, sorghum, and sunflower seeds since they were hatched, and also all sorts of kitchen scraps in between. Also - I don't think the food has been stuck in the crop for very long as all the seeds are still in tact and quite hard - they haven't gone squishy yet. Does anybody have any advice on anything else I can do to help the food pass along the digestive tract? I really don't want to have to take the chick to vet and find out that it needs surgery!