Nancy, my four year old Light Brahma, has a big problem with a water-ballooning tummy. It's not fat since her breast bone has almost no meat on it. This has been coming on for a year and it's getting so bad, she can't even hop up onto the pop-hole stoop, let along get onto the roosting perch. Some days all she does is mope in a corner with her head hunched into her shoulders. Also, the ballooning has protruded to the extent her poop gets hung up on her butt feathers, and I regularly need to detach the hitch-hiking clumps. I tried giving her dandelion root, and I think it may have helped a tiny bit. At least it seemed to perk her up. Does anyone know of anything better to try? Something I might find at a health food store? I want to avoid harsh drugs. But if anyone knows of a drug that would be safe for a frail hen, I can probably ask my vet for it. Any help will be very appreciated.