Hey all, So my house chicken - part silkie, part Wyandotte and some other stuff - has had a somewhat swollen behind for about a week and a half now. It starts right at the end of her breastbone. It doesn't quite feel like water, but it doesn't feel hard, either. Otherwise, she's completely fine. She eats (though she now refuses the shrimp treats I used to give her). She drinks. She poops. She's chatty. She isn't laying eggs, which worried me at first, but she went into a moult today which explains that. Our vet is stumped and thinks it could be just about anything, but he suspects it's her ovaries and has advised me to wait and see for a few more days, since the swelling's shrunk a little (it no longer surrounds her cloaca), so it's entirely possible it's just a bad egg that she's either about to absorb or to push out. But he still says he could be *anything*, including cancer. Might anyone else have any guesses or similar experiences? I'm no longer in 'OMG SHE'S GOING TO DIE' mode, but I'm still concerned.