Rut roh shaggy, seems we have a problem. Flock of 9 hens raised from day 1 - about 8 months old at this point. All organic laying mash and occasional table scraps compliment their backyard foraging. All was going well - lots of eggs, active hens, healthy appetites, etc. A couple weeks ago a rhode island red was noticed to have a bulging crop. The bulge is soft like a water balloon which leads me to believe it is not impacted but rather "sour" - maybe a fungal infection. Vomiting was induced a couple times and yogurt was fed to her in small amounts a couple times/day. A couple cloves of garlic introduced to water as well. Yogurt for beneficial bacteria and garlic as anti-fungal. Her droppings seem normal and she seems relatively active. The last couple days she has been crooking her neck in all sorts of strange ways and the crop still bulges. But then I return home today to find a silver laced wyandotte dead in the coop. No previous signs of ailment prior to today. Needless to say, I'm worried about the rest of the flock. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but I'm starting to overanalyze all the hens' crops - some look a little larger than normal. Planning on performing postmortem examination per angelfire.com instructions. I'd appreciate any feedback that you have. Thanks in advance.