Are there supposed to be rocks in the abdomen? My hen Frances has been pooping smelly liquid-like dark brown stuff with occasionally undigested feed in it. I haven't seen her poop normal and firm since before I treated her with antibiotics. I took her to the vet, thinking she had crop impaction, but the vet said she seemed fine after she felt her crop. I lost another hen to egg binding, although her ex-ray showed that she had lots of rocks in the same place. Tonight I found Frances not on the roost but in the nest, her neck outstretched as though she were weak. She kept keeping her eyes tight closed. I decided to try placing my finger in her vent to see if I could feel anything, and that's when I discovered the vast amount of rocks just below her vent. I managed to remove some of them, but I didn't want to stress Frances out any more so I helped her get a bit of water and left her alone. Don't know if she'll be alive in the morning. Any info on if it is normal for chickens to have rocks in that part of the body? If it is then I guess I've got another egg binding case. She hasn't laid eggs in forever. Thanks anyone - I am so ready to stop having chicken issues.