Yesterday I performed crop surgery on my rooster, I pulled out a huge (over a cup) amount of pebbles, hay and even something glittery! FYI- this was a last resort! I brought him to 3 vets who would not operate! The surgery went ok, except the incision in his crop was too big and because it was full and expanded for a very long time the crop has has lost elasticity and did not shrink back. I stitched up the crop as best I could (dissolvable sutures) and then stitched up the skin. Before surgery I had him inside for 2 days for observation and crop massage but nothing helped and he was not eating or drinking. I used syringe to give 50cc water. Now the day after surgery, he seems very alert and fine, crowing, and preening feathers, but still will not even drink. I gave him a buffet of yogurt, baby food peas, apple sauce and a runny scrambled egg. I sprinkled some crumble around the food for the sound effect and he liked that and wanted peck at the dry feed which I am not feeding him. Any recovery help or advice? Anyone know if Baytril is a good antibiotic to give? His crop was really messed up (no sores) I am really scared for him! Any thoughts or prayers for him will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!