Betty has never been a good layer, of course when I got her we had so many others that I can't swear that she ever laid at all. She's about 2 ys old or so and she's always been very active, but not very vocal. She got very sick about 4 mo ago and we almost lost her, but she recovered after quarantining, antibiotics, etc. It took a long time for her to be back to looking and acting normal and now she's got something going on for sure. She looks as if she's put on weight and she waddles like a duck. She always has a messy bottom, but I've watched her poop and everything looks fine. This afternoon she was making a squawking sound, but not overly loud, which she has never made before, and she was doing it when I was near to her and she's never "talked" to me before. She seems to be breathing heavy, but not through her mouth. I can see her throat and chest moving up and down and she's not one to get herself winded. Betty's always been quiet, friendly and laid back. I went out after dark just now so I could fell around her a little and her belly seems hard and possibly swollen, but I don't really know how it should feel normally. I sort of think I felt some egg shapes, but she didn't let me do too much. She's much heavier now than in this pic (at over a year old) and her comb is not as big or bright. This may seem vague, but I don't know what other info to give. She's eating and drinking, mobile, sociable, etc., but she looks odd and has never made these sounds before. Something's definitely going on. Ideas??