for the past two weeks I've been trying everything to deal with sour crop and impacted crop for one of my chickies. Cleared up the sour crop with monistat, yogurt,etc. couldn't get the impaction to break up so finally decided to do the surgery to remove the mess from her crop, which I did yesterday morning. She did great and things seemed to go well. We super glued her crop, and then the skin. Got some glue on nearby feathers which led her to pick to clean it off. The skin opened up so I re glued it and all was well....this morning I noticed some slight swelling, but no redness, pus, etc. she has been eating soft food..scrambled eggs and watered mash. Not drinking much, unless I feed it to her via a dropper..but I'm thinking that could be because I put water in everything she eats. She is pooping, seems active enough and wandering around as much of the house as I'll let her! Preening like crazy! This afternoon, I looked at her wound and it's split open again! I could see a line of what looked like mash just inside, so assume the crop is open. Not red, but does feel quite warm. I've been spraying with vetrycin...a few times throughout the day. She has been preening a lot and I think she's been trying to get the glue off nearby feathers and popped it open. I'm thinking of just leaving it open, removing more feathers so she quits picking (she isn't picking the actual wound, just feathers). Has anyone else dealt with this or something similar? Any advice or suggestions? I know my other chickens have healed up from some pretty nasty wounds without infection. Does this little chickie have a chance? Thanks!