I have a hen Lucy that is about 23 weeks. She has not started laying. (My other hens started to lay about 3 weeks ago, without any problems.) Lucy's abdomen is swollen, her poop is runny, she has been drinking alot, barely eating and seems to always want to sleep. Also, her wings are spread out and she seems to blank out. I caught her earlier today standing on the side of the house staring into space. This came on quickly yesterday and has slowly become worse today.
Today, I took her to the vet. There was nothing that she could see on the x-ray and Lucy had no other signs of distress. Her comb and wattles and eyes are still bright and no pasty rear-end. All the vet did was give her a pain shot and told be to call her tomorrow if she does not improve.
She hardly looked at my bird. I know there is something seriously wrong with her. Does anyone have any experience with this problem or some advice on were I can take her to get help?