Yesterday after 3 hours at the Vet office deliberating between euthanasia and treatment- I chose treatment option with a re-evaluation at the Vet's office in 14 days. Abigail- my 14 month old Australorpe has a distended abdomen and secondary respiratory infection. The x-ray showed masses in her abdomen but what they are is either cancer or viral. Twice a day I am giving her a prescription of NSAID and antibiotic. The health of my other three hens was obviously a concern. The Vet said and I agree that ( if it is viral) they have already been introduced to whatever Abigail has. They are all healthy right now so their immune systems are doing a good job. Her nutrition intake bothers me. The Vet was not concerned with hydration when I asked. I do not know if she is drinking water so I gave her a tablespoon with the syringe this morning. Is there a standard amount of water that is forced during illness? How can I tell if she is dehydrated? This morning she nibbled on egg yolk, bread but seems to only what leafy greens.