Hi, I'm new to BYC and am looking forward to asking a lot of questions about my poultry. First question: My hen has had a swollen abdomen with her tail down for a while now. I noticed she was having problem pooing and had something like 'pasty but'. I thought she could be egg bound so I gave her a warm bath, which she loved. I kept her vent submerged for about 30 minutes, no worries. Then she perked up a bit and decided it was time to get out. She slept inside in a warm, dark cage as suggested. The next day, nothing had changed except that she was cleaner. I felt her crop and it was a bit bigger then a golf ball and hard, which led me to think she could be crop bound? She still has an amazingly greedy appetite but hasn't laid for months. She is almost 2 years old. Her symptoms; Stands around and doesn't move much, swollen abdomen, swollen crop, waddles and is slow to move, tail down, sometimes stands in an up right position (like a penguin). Please help! She is such an amazing friend!