1) What type of bird , age and weight. Black sex linked 4 years old 2) What is the behavior, exactly. She has an extended bottom, research has taught me that it could be a disease called dropsy, which is build up of water in the lower abdomen from liver or kidney failure. (I havent been able to find alot of info on this chicken disease, but did find a few mentions of it in older publications) About two weeks ago her comb fell over, and she became sluggish. She has been been getting worse and we assumed that she would have passed by now. Her lower stomach region is VERY full of liquid and she is walking very slowly, shes clearly on her way out, but we dont want to traumatize her with an axe to the neck. Any ideas on what it could be if not dropsy, and any ideas for euthanizing her without chopping her head? (we are very familar with killing our roosters, but never a hen) heres a photo of her, this was last week shes the black sex linked. Her name is BT Thanks for any help!