I am a little embarrassed to have to post this, since we usually figure the issue out and are able to treat. I cannot seem to find any other information based on her symptoms so hopefully someone has some advice from their experience. Okay, so I have a very nice little 3 1/2 month old partridge Silkie pullet "Jezabelle" that I was very excited about for the spring shows. She has always been a great eater and been of good weight. Now her crop is only about 1/8 full of food at any given time or completely empty. She seems like her weight may have barely started to drop. (it's been 2 days since first seeing this behavior, before she had her crop full like everyone else) She has no distended areas of crop or sour smell that would lead me to believe that she has impacted or sour crop. She had a deworming treatment 2 weeks ago as well. The only thing that I can think of is that she has a seed stuck in her throat. She has no raspy breathing but will stretch her neck and gape her mouth once in a while like she is trying to dislodge something. We recently started adding "chick scratch" (from king feeds) to her chick crumbles, which is just very small scratch. I also grind up millet,alfalfa, sunflower seeds, calf manna, and salmon meal as an added supplement that is mixed in. Now I am worried that maybe some weren't grinded down enough that I may have missed, or the scratch that is supposedly fine for chicks/young birds really is'nt. I had the hubby hold her while I tried looking down her throat with a flashlight and it is difficult to see anything. She is still eating (I'm only giving her chick mash now) & drinking, but not as much as the other youngsters. Does anyone know what the heck can be done about this before I call my vet?