Oh it is so hard having a sick chicken you do not know how to help Big Mama, my White Brahma began loosing feathers about five days ago. I thought it may be molting, but the yard is now covered with her white feathers and she only has a thin layer of feathers plus two tail feathers left. She is also incredibly stressed, flighty, has a loss of appetite, weight, and is passing watery bowl movements. Her crop is empty and her abdomen very hard (possibly distended). So heartbroken I did not check more thoroughly earlier on. I have been reading about egg peritonitis, about feeding her soft food with added oil. Do these treatments work? Should I consider putting her down? Ideas welcome. Thank you.