Hi everyone- I just performed crop surgery this AM on my 14-week-old French Copper Maran. She has had a plugged crop for the past week that was not getting better with massage and oil. The surgery was uneventful. She had about 1.5 cups of feed/grass/feathers/grit/shavings that was removed during the surgery. I think I got the plug removed, but I am not positive of this. The incision I made into the crop was so tiny that I couldn't get a finger in there to feel it out. I flushed the crop repeatedly with water, but some of the grit remained in the bottom. I stopped when she seemed to be getting very stressed. A little superglue on both skin layers patched her back together. I also gave her some SQ saline for hydration. She seems much better post-op than she did pre-op. She is obviously hungry and trying to pick at anything that may be edible, but I am withholding feed and water until tomorrow. Immediately after the surgery she had a large formed poop. I haven't been seeing much evidence of pooping before that. She is now passing lots of loose, nasty stools. This is a good sign, right? I think it is a sign that things are moving through the GI system finally, but I am not sure that this is the case. I was also going to give her a molasses flush as her first fluids tomorrow. I wanted to flush out any nastiness that may have been fermenting in the system. After 4 hours of the flush, I will be letting her have access to regular water and some yogurt. She can start having some soft foods the day after. Does my plan seem sound? Anything anyone would do differently and why? Thanks for any input.