Hello, I've only had chickens for two weeks. I've read so much I'm just confused and have no idea what to do next. I need help making a decision about "vomiting" a hen. RIR and I believe she is one year. One hen has a respiratory issue with mucus, eye shut and breathing trouble. Tube feeding and watering giving Tylan 50 isolated with heat lamp, probiotics and electrolytes. The one I'm concerned about was lethargic the day the 1st hen was found with mucus. She had some mucus but not as much. No unusual smell. It was assumed, probably incorrectly, that the 2nd hen had the same issue so she has been given the same treatment. Can a full crop cause breathing problems such as gurgling? We're on day three. At first she was still drinking and pecking at food but not like her normal aggressive self. Then she stopped all together. I haven't tube fed her because her crop was full when I went to feed her. I have been giving her water via tube. She pooped last night and her crop seemed a little less full. She has not pooped sense. Her crop is squishy. I've given more water and massaged her crop. I discovered today that I am probably not giving enough water. How much can be given by tube at a time? She is having a terrible time breathing. Struggles for each breath. Gurgling I fear she wont last long if I can't take pressure off her lungs or get the fluid out. I did not know to check the crop when we first discovered she was ill so I don't know if it was full when we brought her in. My question is... Have we possible misdiagnosed a respiratory illness and what she really has is a slow or sour crop? How long should I allow the crop to have stuff in it? Should I vomit her? No vet in our area. How much water and how often? If you can help please answer directly. The BYC community has been awesome but I'm afraid I am suffering from information overload and have just become more confused. Thank you in advance!!!