Gertie, a 7 month old Black Australorp, was a bit "doe-eyed" yesterday and was laying in the cool grass while all the other girls were eating bugs and grass. I checked her out and decided to just keep an eye on her. Today, I found her away from the others in the shade (it's been very hot here - dry climate). Again, she was kind of doe-eyed. Thinking she might be a bit over-heated, I took her in the kitchen and let her rest in about 2 inches of tepid water in the sink. I noted her crop seemed empty and made up a bowl of oats and canned cat food - usually a favorite treat. She at a little - maybe 4 or 5 bites. I picked her up and she pooped a clear liquid with some strandy looking "cooked" yellow yolk in it. She had it all over her butt - so I washed her off in the sink. Her vent is NOT swollen or red. However, she has kind of a labored wheeze when she breathes. No discharge from her eyes or her nostrils. I've given her some juice from my homemade canned peaches with a dropper just to get some calories and fluids in her. She took about a tablespoon. I've got her in a plastic storage box in my bathroom with water, the catfood mixture, and a towel over it. Now I'm doing my research...and the poop chart has nothing like it. I was thinking respiratory but saw info on peritonitis and the poop seems to fit as well as the labored wheeze. I don't see any evidence of swelling or redness - but perhaps I've just caught it VERY early. Out of my 8 girls, I have had someone laying the occasional softshelled egg - so I'm wondering if it's her and one finally broke inside.... I need opinions and treatment - apparently quickly as it sounds like this can be fatal fast. I have a vet who I think will work with me if I tell him what we think it is and what I need to treat. Thank you in advance for any and all advice! I love my girls!