My 11+ year old hen got very weak. I discovered she was covered in mites, which I'm treating with wood ashes......and it seems to be getting rid of them. She's not very interested in eating or drinking. I've tried lots of different liquids and foods. She pecks a little at it. But.......for at least a week, she's hardly pooped at all. Besides the mite problem, I'm considering that she might have a mass inside her. Her abdomen is very soft. I realize if she doesn't eat much, she won't poop much, but I feel like she should be pooping more. In fact, it's hardly ever visible. And under her bedding is dry....so she's not even losing liquid. Seems like if she were obstructed, she'd be swollen. I'll check out her vent tomorrow, but I really don't think I'll find anything...........unless its a big mass (tumor) in there. Any insights or suggestions for a hen who isn't pooping? Maybe I'm expecting too much, when she isn't eating much. Thanks!