My australorp has sour crop. Again. This is the second time she's had it in the span of about 3 months (she'll be a year old this november, btw). The first time I panicked and brought her to the vet. We were given some pills to take care of the slight infection they detected through blood work, and that seemed to clear it all up. A couple of days ago I noticed her crop getting distended again, and it started out being really soft and malleable, but today after her morning forage it got really hard. And I know I should probably keep her in the coop/run while she's less than healthy, but it's been raining so much here the chicken run has turned into a gigantic mud pit, so out they went this morning so I could take care of that nightmare. When I first noticed it I made her throw up to see if that would help. (it didn't). Yesterday and today I've put some olive oil soaked bread crumbs in her crop to get things moving, I gave her some organic plain yogurt this morning to help fight whatever bacteria may be in there, and this afternoon I vigorously massaged her crop (which started out being about the size of a softball but I got it down to a little smaller than a baseball and it's much softer). Is there anything else I can do at home to make her better? I spent $500 last time at the vet on pills and overnight saline flushes and I simply cannot do it again. I should also mention she had an x-ray done at the vet which showed no blockage or abnormalities. Also, are there any medications to help sour crop that I can order online? This sucks so much, I'm so tired of her being sick. And of course she happens to be my favorite bird . So, if anyone has fought sour crop before (and hopefully won!) please give me some advice. I'm really running out of steam.