Help please, my 6 month old Australop (Tips) has what I think is a swollen crop. I tried to read about it as much as I could on the web site. I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. I don't have hay or straw in the coop area. She and her 4 friends are outside within an 80 ft electric fence all day and I let them free range on our 3/4 acre property on weekends or when I am around. I feed layer pellets and treats (leftover noodles, cereal or whatever including a small amount of catfood (2 or three tablespoons maybe once a week, when the cats have decided they don't like that flavor anymore). They, all 5 of them got into some styrofoam over the past 3 days, would that do it? They ate about a 3 inch by 1 inch by 2 ft piece Three days ago I noticed the lump on one side of her neck and thought it was just a full crop, but today I noticed it hadn't gone away. After reading I massaged the crop for a while. I couldn't feel anything stingy in there. it seemd kind of soft and I think it was smaller after I massaged it. I'll give her some vinegar water tomorrow. I'll continue to massage it. Do I have to separate her? Unfortunatley I need to leave on a work trip on Sun. for a week.