Hi, I have a 6 year old EE hen with a swollen abdomen. She stopped laying about six months ago, so I don't think that she is egg bound. Her abdomen is not very tight, it is more squishy. Her swollen area is more protruding in the back than underneath her. When I felt inside her I didn't feel an egg. After that I gave her some tums and a hot soak, but I don't know what to do next! This has happened to her before, but it mysteriously got better! I want to help her, as it could be very serious. I just love her to death, she is my little chook!
You can not see the swelling very much in the picture below due to the feathers, but where my hand is, is the swelling.
She also tends to stand with her but hanging down (in the picture on the right) Sometimes it is more extreme.