On Friday we went to a chicken dealer in the Raleigh area to get a Golden Comet pullet and decided to also get a SLW 1 yr old hen to keep her company until she could be integrated into our flock. This is a reputable dealer, NPIP certified and had a nice clean looking operation so we didn't expect to have any problems. When we got the birds home and into their temporary quarters with food & water, the Comet began eating & drinking but the hen didn't seem interested - even meal worms didn't tempt her. I chalked it up to adjusting to new owners and the trip. So yesterday, she still didn't seem interested in food and what I was just a very docile hen is more like a lethargic hen. Also noticed that sometimes she moves her head from side to side and acts like she is trying to swallow. When she does this, her crop sort of bulges out. I could feel a hard knot in her crop which I tried massaging and then she made a little gurgle sound and I held her upside down and up came the little bit of egg she had eaten along with what looked like some grain - very sour smelling. I called the person I got the chickens from and he said he had never heard of an impacted crop and he was sure she was perfectly healthy and just had an upset tummy. I guess being NPIP certified doesn't necesarily mean you know much about chickens. So, I managed to get a little olive oil into her mouth which she hated and got her to eat a little egg yolk to which I added some oil as well. I have mixed Braggs vinegar in her water since she does drink some. Her poop is also very watery. I have massaged and massaged and I don't feel the hard knot any longer but she really doesn't seem much better. This morning she came out of her house for a bit but wanted no food - just drank a little. She still moves her head from side to side and does the swallowing thing. I tried massaging again, but she really protested. She moves around, but sort of in slow motion - seams to prefer sitting in her house. So, I made a 100 mile round trip and paid $20 for a hen that has what I'm pretty sure is impacted crop. And naturally, she isn't much company for the Golden Comet. I feel pretty stupid. Any advice on anything else I can try. I know I am not up to doing surgery on her. Thanks.