I have a buff orpinton hen , Sweetie, that is almost a year old. She has had a cough/sneeze thing for a number of months now, maybe even 6. I took her to an avian vet 2 months ago with a serious prolapse. We were able to get her better from that and while there I asked about her sneezing and the vet gave her a script of doxycycline 100. She took 1/2 tablets for 10 days. But he said he did not think she had any serious respiratory issue. In the last couple of weeks, she has started to go to roost much earlier than the other hens. It seems that every other day she looks pale, but then bounces back. Last night, I noticed she was running from her vent...there was a clear mucusy looking fluid starting to run down her backside feathers. This am, her bottom is messed up with runny poo and her vent is starting to look as if it may try to prolapse again. As far as her respiration, she was seeming very labored and would raise her neck high for air and would make a terrible screechy noise. I have tried my best to keep them natural, but am willing to give meds if it will make her better. Does anyone have any idea what this could be. None of my others have had this problem, so I know it is not a contagious thing. What is the gereral feeling about the strong antibiotics?? I am right now going to bathe her and clean her up. I am going to apply some lubricant to her bottom to hopefully stave off a prolapse and then keep a close eye on her. Should I try some vinegar and maybe some vitamins?? Her poop is runny, but the typical gray brown with white mixed in. Sorry so long!!!! PLease help if you can!!