Greetings, I have one very old chicken who just took up residence at my house about 3 years ago. There was 2 of them, both rooster, but the white one (that I named Blanca) quite showing up every day and I think he may have died back around Thanksgiving. The red one (that I call Rojo) is still alive and comes to my house every day, several times. I know it sounds strange, but I have adopted the chickens and Rojo is the only one left. He comes and I feed him and provide water and cluck with him and he is so cool! I have become atatched to this rooster. Anyway, I am in distress now because he always roosts at night in my azalia bush up next to the house, but tonight he is on the carport, up under a chair and facing the brick wall and making a groaning sound. It is a consistant sound as far as the length of the groan, and the pitch/tenor of the sound...just repeats this one sound over and over and over... He is standing up. His eyes are open. But when I make my chicken sounds that he usually comes to me when I do and he just looks at me and does not move. Just stays there and keeps making this same sound. I am very worried. I live way out in the country. The vets office is closed until Monday. I don't want my pet chicken to die. My question is this... Could he just be asleep or partially asleep? Could this just be him dreaming? Has this ever happened to anyone else and their chicken? I am looking for someone who may know if I should expect him to be dead in the morning when I go out to walk my dog or will he be ok. I am 62 years old and know nothing about this and I am very worried.