Hello, We have a young hen, Lyra, who has developed a swollen, featherless, soft watery lump beneath her vent between her legs. Her comb is red and perky, she eats and drinks well, lays an egg a day, and seems well otherwise. I applied some antibiotic ointment on some areas that appeared irritated. This has been going on for about 2 months now, not better or worse. Is this normal? Could it be a hernia? I have read that other owners have drained the liquid from swellings of this type but I don't know that I am up to that at this point, or if it might do more harm than good anyway. Any suggestions or advice? Thank you .