(Also posted a thread in New Intro's, since I am new!) Sorry for the double post... I have a 2 year old Rhode Island Red, that I suspect has Egg Yolk Peritonitis. I found a soft egg shell, like a deflated balloon, about 5 days ago in nesting box. Then, I started to see the change in her behavior. For the last few days (3-4) she has been very lethargic, having trouble getting up after being knocked down, dirty/matted butt feathers, loss of appetite, weight loss. Her poop has a pale yellow substance in it, like cooked egg yolk. There are no visible signs of trauma or injury. No other birds with these symptoms. I haven't done anything other than keep her separate at night, and give her extra love. She didn't even get out of her crate this morning. She still has her head tucked under her wing sleeping. As far as vet care is concerned, I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to swing that. My birds are my birds (my husband has made that clear), so I'm afraid my only option other than homeopathic treatment is to put her down. I really don't want to do that if there's a chance she'll pull through; however, I don't want her to suffer if there's no chance that EYP can be recovered from without medicine. Thanks for any advice.