I need help with my Dorking... I have tried posting about her not laying eggs a couple of times and no one has helped, but now she has other symptoms. I began to notice she was rather lethargic, but still eating and grazing (they all free range,) then in the last couple of days her tail got droopy and her comb was pale. I isolated her to better monitor her. First I checked her for impaction. Yesterday it felt hard to me, so I massaged it and restricted her diet to rule out that problem. This morning it was noticeably smaller and it just felt like there was grit in there (she's been eating a lot of grit and oyster shells.) I did notice she had some poo caked to her feathers, but her vent looks good and is functioning well. I felt to see if she might be egg bound, but couldn't find anything that felt like an egg. I have been checking her poop and it is slightly stinky and the the unrates are pretty messy but the rest is nice, green and solid, and you can see seed shells and grass. Nothing unusual or eggy (like worm eggs) and no blood, no weird colors. To be on the safe side, I went out and bought dewormer as well as an antibacterial solution to cover all my bases, but I don't want to give her anything that she doesn't need. I gave her the dewormer, but not the solution. She is still droopy and doesn't move around much, though she perks up a tiny bit for food. When she was still in the yard with the others, she would follow them around and pretend to scratch for bugs, then would ruffle up and take a nap. I don't really know what else to do at this point and taking her to the vet is not an option (we just spent our spare money putting our dog down.) Could it be peritonitis that is making her this way?? She hasn't laid an egg since April or May, but was otherwise fine until recently. She does seem to have lost some weight, but her abdomen does not appear to be filled with fluid or swollen. I haven't noticed her trying to lay at all, either. I should also mention she is only about 1.5 yo. She was laying fine all last winter, then stopped for her molt, now this. *edited to note, I have looked at all of the chicken poo pictures and it does not look like any of the abnormal poos.