Well my beloved hen has been off for over a week now. Thought it was an internal laying problem, like her flockmate had had and decided to just let it take it's natural course, as the vet accidentally killed my last bird with this trouble. WELL, I'm sure I was wrong. She has had loose, watery bowels and increasing weakness for a week now. She was trying to run around with her friend, but she got tired out really easily. I kept expecting her to die, but nope! Past few days she's been sitting still most of the time, but then the other day she looked a lot better! But she wasn't eating, just drinking. She was trying to eat some greens, but the poor dear has an off track beak from a survive hawk attack, so I forced fed her three syringes full of chick food slurry. After that she was done, she sat still, eyes closed. When she drank, she'd have to swivel her head around a bunch to get it down, it was like her belly was too full. So it's been downhill since then, but the liquidy poop continues. Today we went to the vet and she was really nice. Felt her crop and said it was full--- but she hadn't eaten in two days! She didn't empty it, but prescribed anti-fungals and anti-bioitics. I felt good about it at first, but now I wonder if both should be taken at the same time, and what the likelihood of the problem being bacterial is? Her belly is gassy, her crop isn't emptying and she has loose liquid poo. What do y'all think it could be, and what is the proper course? I'm thinking it sounds like it's probably fungal, and if so, I'm worried about the antibiotics wiping out the good bacteria. I'm wondering if I should stick to the antifungal only, plus applesauce and probiotics, plus some oil and crop massaging. What do you all think? And should i take her back to get her crop emptied? I just wanna do right by my favorite little hen! She's so tired and weak, it was like the vet didn't want to risk the bird keeling over right there on the spot. If I hold off on the antibiotics and it is a bacteria, then she'd die so I just don't know. She ate some yogurt today, I bet I could get her to keep it up. Advice, please!!!!