This is "Red", our 7-month-old Red Sex-Link who began to show signs of Yolk Peritonitis last night. Initially we thought she was over-heated, then we thought she was egg-bound...but her breathing was raspy & she began discharging yolk-colored globs. We brought her indoors when we noticed she was behaving strangely, in the hopes that the A/C would help cool her off and perk her up. When we thought she was egg-bound, we gave her a warm bath, but that only annoyed her and didn't appear to help her situation at all (except clean her vent). She's been in our guest bathroom since we brought her in, and whenever I check on her she is usually in the same position/place she was the last time I checked her. There is a cardboard box with pine shavings in there for her to lay in, and occasionally I put her on the cool tile floor for a change of scenery. By the look of her food and water, she hasn't touched either since we brought her indoors. I sliced up some apple for her, last night, and that is untouched as well. I did get her to eat a few dried meal-worms this morning, before she lost interest in them too. My husband and I have already explained to our 4yr-old daughter that Red may not survive this (we haven't told her we plan on culling her so she won't have to suffer much longer), and so my daughter really wants to have a backyard funeral for Red...complete with a headstone and flowers. My daughter has been an excellent helper, and I can tell she still has hope our efforts will help Red to pull through...she checks on Red with me, pets her and talks sweetly to her. I don't think it'll really set in until Red is gone. We have some neighbors who've been raising chickens for years (for eggs and meat), and so we plan on asking them to help us cull her this weekend. We just don't feel right waiting it out and watching her suffer.