Hi there! And thanks in advance! I feel like I'm having every new chicken mama problem and I'm so thankful for this community. My 8mo EE, Blanche, appears to have an impacted crop. I first noticed that her crop seemed rather full+firm yesterday morning, but I figured that maybe she had gorged herself in the coop (we had heavy rain and sleet yesterday so I didn't let the girls out until after 9am and had left a hanging feeder in the crop overnight knowing this would be a possibility). Otherwise she seemed fine, maybe a little more reserved than normal, but still staying with the flock and eating+drinking, so I tried massaging the crop and decided to monitor her. Today the crop seems even harder and more full. It's really firm, and I can almost feel some scratch grains etc in there. It does not feel liquidy or have a foul odor. I am trying the no food/olive oil massage method for now, but I need some advice on when to move onto more advanced solutions. Can I try this for another day or so as long as she doesn't get weak or lethargic? Would mineral oil or any other liquid work better? I've had a really difficult time finding a vet within a two hour radius to help me with my birds, so I'll likely have to manage this on my own. Is there any safe (or safer) way to manually empty the crop through the regurgitation method or otherwise? I'm so afraid of aspiration. I probably have the skillset for the surgical method but I'm not comfortable attempting it because of the risks of complication and the fact that I'm sure it's very painful :S Thoughts?