CLENCHING AND UNCLENCHING HER VENT I noticed she was looking off colour and walking about as if she'd just got off a horse about a week ago. Then I just put it down to her age. We've just worked out now that she is only 3 years old. When I first realised she was sick, she had not been able to get onto the perch in the chook pen. Her abdomen was swollen and very hot.I bathed her and then put a little olive oil in her vent. For the last 4 days I've been feeding her colloidal silver and bathing her occasionally. Today I squeezed some olive oil into her butt. Her eyes are still bright. She is 'with it' but not moving about much. I caught her dribbling about 10 mins after I had put her outside, I'm guessing that was the colloidal silver and it had been in her crop. I'm hoping this was a one-off because I haven't seen little puddles of water inside after colloidal sliver treatment. Her crop is virtually empty, she's not eating very much although she gobbled up a cricket and 3 flying ants that we found in the house. I've put her with the flock during the day and she got onto her perch a couple of nights ago. She is definitely more feisty than when I first brought her in and I don't think her abdomen is so hot although it is still as swollen and very taut.