Sick 3 yo hen

catmagic43613

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My hen has stopped laying after about 2 weeks. Her abdomen is swollen and soft like a fat pouch. No fever eating good acting normal. Just bloated in abdomen not laying and just made a dropping like this photo. Any idea? I wonder if she's internal laying.
 

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That can be common in hens that age, especially if she has stopped laying. Ascites is a condition where fluid collects into the lower abdomen, and can be caused by heart failure, liver disease, cancer, and internal laying. These hens may be in pain and have labored breathing from the fluid pressure. Here is a good link to read about internal laying, and ascites with some good info about draining an abdomen with fluid:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/853726/ascites-in-desperate-need-of-some-help-and-guidance
http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
 

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