We discovered our favorite little bantam hen, Gidget was wasting away due to an impacted crop. I have been nursing her for the past few days, trying a number of the solutions I have read throughout the forums. Once I realized that no real progress was going to be made (that would actually save her) I got help from our vet. For any of you that may be interested, please take a look at the video of her surgery today... very gross - but awesome and interesting too. Hope this helps someone. Our dear little banty is now recuperating nicely and has begun to have normal poops again too! Just praying for a full recovery. (I have the coolest vet in the world)! Disclaimer: We do not ordinarily take our chickens to the vet. We usually try to treat minor illnesses, etc. at home or allow nature to run its course. Life however does not always follow an exact or rigid formula - so, for this circumstance we chose to get her treated and are very glad with our decision.