I think I know why I went to two births in the last 2 1/2 days (well I did deliver one, but the other was a false labor.) My husband said he would feed and water the chickens. I went out this morning and my SF chick was just sitting there kind of clearing her throat. I noticed the blue pan of water was empty. I checked the bucket with nipples and it was empty too I promptly put water in and the chickens attacked it. I took the little one over and she did drink some, but her crop was super hard. I massaged a little, let her have more water, massaged a little, did this every 5 minutes or so until the bottom part was not hard. She is just sitting in the run. I just know I am gonna come back from church and she will be dead. If it was that she was dry and the food dried in her crop, will it get better? All the other girls seem fine, they were thirsty, but fine. This little girl is a piglet and I bet she just kept eating even with nothing to wash it down. I guess even if I havent slept in 36 hours, I should go do the chickens my self. I am going to Florida for 10 days, I hope the chickens survive. DH feels really bad, maybe that will be insentive to check the waterer while I'm gone.