My little bantam hen, who is 2, had a huge crop. I tried all the remedies suggested on here and decided that it was impacted. With my husband as my surgical assistant, we got through the surgery (removed more than a cup of straw, something she's never eaten before). Do not have any antibiotics, other than people ones and haven't found any locally. Can I use people ones? Should I try to call my vet for some - how necessary is it? I left the crop wound open but covered it with antibiotic lotion (no caine in it) prior to stitching the skin closed & tried to keep everything as sterile as possible. Would appreciate anyone's thoughts or opinion. My stomach is still queasy, I can't believe I did this. Geez, I really love that hen.