Hi! Just joined this group, although I've been reading it for some time. I would appreciate any advice about one of my hens. Sophia is an almost 6 year old Buff Orpington. About 6 months ago, I noticed she was very thin--keel quite bony, 2.4 pounds when I weighed her. I took her to an avian vet, and she said she could feel an abdominal mass of some sort when she did an exam, but that xrays etc were not worth doing if I would not have surgery done. Since I'm not going to put her through surgery, I elected not to do x rays. The fecal exam showed some worms--?roundworm, I think, and she was given a wormer by the vet, and some antibiotics, and some probiotics. I gave her all that, and wormed entire flock with Wazine (twice). Also wormed entire flock with Rooster Booster (Hygromycin b, which is supposed to work on threadworm, i believe) I also gave Sophia a course of Corid. And I wormed her with on the skin Ivermectin. I didn't do this all at once, it was spaced out over a course of several months. Her weight has remained between 2.2-- 2.6 pounds. She kind of walks with a slight hunch, but isn't really puffed up. She is very active--the first one out of the coop in the morning. Her comb is pale compared to the other chickens. I've given her spinach and cooked ground beef, trying to raise iron levels in case she's anemic. Her diarrhea seems to be getting worse. Sometimes I keep her in the house overnight, if it's very cold (although there is a heater in the chicken house) and her poop is extremely watery. I don't see any blood in it. She drinks constantly. Her vent feathers messy from the diarrhea. Her appetite is good. What else can I try? I'm thinking about epsom salts? I read that some people use it for diarrhea, although it is a laxative. Should I be giving her some sort of electrolytes? Any ideas welcomed. This is (of course) my favorite hen, out of my flock of 16. (none of the others have any symptoms). I'm wondering if she maybe has some kind of bleeding tumor, and that was the mass the vet felt. Thanks!