I have read a bunch of posts on this subject but am considering putting this chicken down. My wife threw a bunch of chopped up cabbage in their pen the other day. On Monday noticed this chicken keeping to herself and throwing her head around. I had been keeping an eye on her and brought her in the shop on Wednesday nite. Her crop is oblong shaped and bigger than a tennis ball. It is pretty hard. I immediately gave her some olive oil and water with an eye dropper. Did that again on Thursday three different times. I also massaged the crop from the bottom up. She thru up once and it is definitely cabbage. She thru up again later but not much. She has not eaten any feed and has drank very little water on her own, maybe 4 tablespoons since she has been in the shop. I fixed her the scrambled eggs with olive oil this morning and she immediately wanted to eat some but not much, maybe a tablespoon. I forced some more water on her with an eye dropper and massaged her crop some more but it still feels as hard as the first time I felt it. Surgery or vet is out of the question. Is this chicken suffering. She just stands around and takes spells of throwing her head around. What is the ultimate cause of death with this, starvation. She has not pooped since I brought her in. How much water should I be forcing on her. I have to do it by myself and have a hard time getting her beak open and just squirt it thru the crack on the side, but she swallows some every time. I saw one post where someone said they made the chicken throw up, how do you do this. ANY HELP APPRECIATED, WILL BE WATCHING THIS POST FOR ADVICE! Also if I do decide to put this chicken down is there any reason I can't go ahead and eat it?