my picachu has a swollen belly, I have drained some of the fluid and her tail is now back in a up postion. she is still leaking a few hours later is that normal? we took about half out before I read this thread and I have no one to help me drain her until tomorrow. she has ate 2 turkey scrambled eggs. no dinking but staying in one spot
It is very normal to leak... If you've sucessfully drained her, you poked a hole in a cavity full of liquid.
When we drained Kohl the first time, her litter was soaked the next morning.
And I also asked for confirmation of this being normal.... It is.
I'm sure your hen feels much better now, keep an eye on her, and be prepared to do it again if needed.
There are several suggestions of herbs to give her to try to keep some of the liquid from building up.
It seems some of them work, depending on what the cause is. Read the thread and you'll find a ton of info.
An 18 gage needle seems to be the most suggested tool.
Best of luck...