Hey Everyone, I seem to have bad luck with my hens. Once again, I need this amazing community to help me save one of my girls. Jenny is 1 1/2 old and has some troubling symptoms. I'm sure she has sour crop as her crop is swollen and feels like a water balloon. Its warm to the touch and obviously uncomfortable for her. Fortunately I have found some great information on BYC regarding treatment. I have her "Flushing" her crop with salt water and I've also been giving her 1 cc miconazole cream two times a day. Plus, I have been trying to massage her crop, although she hates it. I'd love to hear from some others about their experience. Our local vet knows nothing about chickens but is willing to look things up and work with me. My first question is, my hen also has raspy breathing. It sounds like shes full of liquid. This has been happening for a while, I looked up respiratory infection and was treating as recommended. I started putting vitamins in their water and letting them free range during the day. I also added some grains to their layer mix (maybe I caused the sour crop?). I did this all in hopes to help her heal and get over the raspy breathing. It now seems worse! Am I dealing with two different problems? Or is the raspy breathing something that goes along with sour crop? Please help! Jenny wants to feel better and go outside with her friends! I can also take a video of her if that will be helpful!