Well, here I go again, fumbling through another post. It appears as though Lily is in a state of decline. I guess I should fill in on some history. I have been dealing with some flock issues for quite some time, and I have been trying to address them as best I know how. Basically, I have deloused the girls and their coop two weeks ago, and I gave them Wazine on Mother's Day. This Sunday they are due for their dose of Albendazole. I have been giving them ACV several times a week for months, and I have also been puting a garlic infusion in one of their waterers as well. I have switched their feed to a mix of Layena and Flock Raiser, and I've stopped offering scratch and cut down on extra treats and human food. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that Lily was sitting huddled with her tail down. Her belly also seemed a bit swollen. She had been having some greenish/white diarhhea off and on for about a month, with no other symptoms. Eating and drinking fine, active and alert, bright-eyed, no sneezing or disharge, everything normal. Upon inspection, I realized that she was infested with lice, so this is when I treated the whole flock. I also tried to palpate her abdomen as best I could, but I really don't know what i'm feeling around for. After the lice treatment, she seemed to perk up and was a bit more normal with her stance. I assumed that it was the lice making her so uncomfortable, and thought that I might just be imagining a larger belly, as I'm not really sure what size a chicken's belly is supposed to be. I did the first stage of worming, and I was truly hoping that with this coming Sunday's worming, everything would get better. So, the day before yesterday I was spending some time out with my girls, and there sat Lily. Huddled again, and her breathing seems labored. No noises, just like she's having a harder time breathing. And her belly is DEFINITELY larger than what it should be. I have done about as much research as I can, and 'too much information' is setting in. I have explored the possibility of Lymphoid Leukosis, salpingitis, peritonitus, and various other disorders. Nothing seems to fit exactly. Obviously, her abdomen is extremely distended with something, but I'm not sure what. I had thought that her ascites could be attributed to our higher altitude, but wouldn't the whole flock be suffering? Also, her comb and wattle look good, not cyanotic. I suppose it could be peritonitus, as I have been having egg production issues since last summer, and I have not caught lily in the nest boxes for as long as I can remember. There are not any avian vets locally, and I honestly couldn't afford to take her in even if I found one. A friend of mine was having chicken issues a while back, and called around everywhere. She found one vet that agreed to see her chicken, but she said he really didn't seem to know what he was doing. And, attempting to drain Lily's belly is not an option. I don't have the supplies, and I can't find anyone who has the time or stomach to help me. I don't at all feel confident in attempting this on my own. I've spent all my money on the wormers, so purchasing any type of antibiotic is not possible either. Please know, that I am trying my best to make everything right with my girls. I feel horribly helpless in doing anything for Lily. And I'm sure that the panting and labored breathing is a sign that she's on her way out. Please, if there is anything that anyone can suggest, I would be so appreciative. I guess anything that might help Lily along more comfortably, I don't want her last days to be so painful. Are there any signs that she might exhibit indicating severe pain? Am I going to have to 'euthanize' her? I have no idea how I would do that!! I had thought that I might need to remove her from the flock. I have a cat carrier I could put her in, but it would be tough to find a safe place in our tiny little house away from the cats and dogs. Plus, if she is going to die I don't her to be alone away from her sisters when she does. Please, any advice?!!