Hello, I've read all impacted crop posts, pictures, surgery how to. I have a bird (turned out to be a roo, but I still call her a "she"!) who's crop has been full and pendulous for over 4 months, still eats and poops and acts ok but is thin. I feel/ massage her crop often. Recently feels like there are some hard bits like sticks and stones. In the past I have used a tube to suck out long grasses which were stuck in there. The tube does not work for sucking out stones. I'm sure she has no crop muscle tone anymore but does a whole body wiggle which seems to get food down. I have already spent over $300 at three different vets who accomplished nothing, I am out of work and really have no money now. I am considering surgery myself, but biggest question is: How to prevent this from happening again? There is no way I can remove all grass and sticks from their outdoor run? Friends with lots of chickens say cull, but I am like most of you, I love her too much!