One of my friends called me about a sick hen of hers. The symptoms are: Not moving/standing Very large, very hard crop Very thin Purplish skin Not eating or drinking I read somewhere that an impacted crop can restrict breathing, causing a lack of oxygen and skin discoloration. Is this true? It sounds like impacted crop to me, but I don't have much experience with it. If it is, then I can go over there to treat it (they don't want to). I kind of need to know quickly. If it is, would I have to go to the extreme of cutting the impaction out? This is a young hen, about a year old. I think she is Old English/EE mix. I don't know her exact housing conditions. ETA: Sorry, I didn't mean to do a poll. I wasn't sure how to get rid of it and didn't want a blank poll. Maybe it will be useful, but please comment as well. Thank you.