I read many many many posts on the impacted crop issue. I sorted all the info and decided what might work in our situation or what I was willing to do. For example, I didn't want to force vomiting but that is just my personal choice. I was willing to put in some time working the hen so that is what I did. I did not have sour crop. I didn't feel any major lumps. The way you described the crop like a sand bag, not balloony was what I had. How can anyone feel like they are bad chicken keepers when we are here on a chicken forum talking chickens (most of the time)! Sure some will get sick and die, some will die and we may not know what happened. But gosh darn it we are here learning how to do the best we can. I love getting on here and talking chickens. Who else can I talk with that shares my enthusiasm for poultry?! Who else can take pictures of their eggs, share them and not feel ridiculed. I know I love me some egg pictures, Ralphie ahem! Who loves going out to the coop to watch those silly birds and all their silly antics, WE DO!! Anytime I start talking chicken with anyone around here I get eyerolls and is that all you talk about? I said everyone has their passions, mine is poultry.