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    Sick 2yr old hen...maybe poopy butt? Or something else too?

    Bingo. Gave her a nice epsom salt bath this morning, and then compared her abdomen to our other 2 girls. It definitely feels bloated, as compared to the other two, were softer and squeezable. Hers is pretty rigid, like an over-full water balloon about to burst. Note: she's about 2 years...
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    Sick 2yr old hen...maybe poopy butt? Or something else too?

    Thank you. Will have to explore her vent tomorrow. Her crop seems ok. Bringing her inside tonight.
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    Sick 2yr old hen...maybe poopy butt? Or something else too?

    Thanks for the reply! I checked her crop this evening (~10:30pm), and didn't really feel a thing...which seems about right since I haven't seen her eating much aside from the egg and yogurt I hand fed her both today and yesterday. Also, tonight, she didn't go up and roost, but rather stayed...
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    Sick 2yr old hen...maybe poopy butt? Or something else too?

    I love the wealth of knowledge in this community! We've had our three girls for 2 years now and have learned a ton from these forums. We're very concerned about one though, and hoping the collective mind here can help. All 3 of the birds have slowed down laying this winter (last winter...
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