3 yr old barred rock, usually good layer, large bird. Just noticed her Friday hanging back from others. On examination she is noticeably lighter and acts weak. Little interest in eating. Poo is mostly watery clear mucous with some white urates and occasionally very small and tubular dark green solids. Very little solids have passed over 2 days--mostly watery. Fluffy butt was pasted with evidence of this diarrhea for a few days. She has not passed an egg in this time. When I lay her on her back with her head against my tummy, I feel slightly swollen abdomen of the left, soft. The right is also swollen, with a large HARD oval mass starting from under her rib area and pointing toward her leg (feels about 4"). Is this an egg? Or gizzard? Or liver? A digital exam does not reveal an egg in her vent. I gave her 2--1/2 hour soaks in warm water just in case. This seemed to make her feel better. I have babied her over the weekend with a "buffet" service of fruits, bread, oatmeal, yogurt, scrambled egg, watermelon, grated apple & carrot. She is on tetracycline in the water. All of these have been hit or miss, mostly miss. What seemed to perk her up the most was watermelon and bread while in her sitz bath. As for back story, she is normally one of my more aggressive girls. She had a foot sprain about 8 weeks ago that seemed to slow her down a bit, but the sprain healed nicely (no limp). But since then she's been more of a sit around the yard girl, and her comb has become more pink. When I caught up to her Friday, her comb seemed shriveled (dehydration?), which looked better today. We were gone last weekend, and my son did a horrible job in keeping water available for all the animals. I am wondering if this could have been caused by my hen getting too dehydrated? And, while I am following the advice for egg bound, am I missing something? Is there a chance this may turn around or am just putting off the inevitable?