My hen, Ida Mae ( a 2 1/2 year old barred rock) has been "under the weather" today - not her normal chipper self. She's been very lethargic and staying in the chicken run even when we open the door so she and her sister can "free range". She stands with her neck not fully extended, with her head close to her body. I noticed, when she ate a few pieces of bread with yogurt on them that she extended her neck and moved it around from side to side as if trying to "help" the bread move down. Ida has not been laying eggs for the past 6 months but doesn't appear to be egg bound. She (up until today) has moved freely around the yard and would run up to me happily for treats. We are thinking she is having crop issues. There isn't a large hard mass in her crop but we can detect a smaller lump of some sort. We've given her yogurt and mineral oil and I know have her in a crate in the sunroom so I can watch her closely. She's not eating much and, since I've handled her more today, I've noticed she's markedly thinner than her sister, Gladys. Needless to say, Gladys is not happy that Ida is indoors and she's outside alone. Hopefully the mineral will help break up the lump in Ida's crop. I have been massaging it as much as she will allow. I know she's not feeling well because will let me know hold her in my arms without much of a fuss. She just doesn't seem to have the energy to fight me. Anyone else have any other helpful hints for my girl? I am getting worried.