The title is a bit humorus, but this condition my hen, Egg Smasher, that has afflicted my hen is starting to become serious. I did what I was told to do by chicken books: seperate the hen in order to break her addiction. For two weeks before I moved her, she had been spending most of her time up in the loft looking for eggs. I had to put her outside in order to get her to eat and drink. She became totally dependent on the eggs for nutrients. I noticed that she was becoming thin and extremely anti-social. When I seperated her, I gave her water, scratch, and laying pellets, but she refused to touch any of it. I dunked her head in the water, force fed her some grain, but she wouldn't do it on her own. My Dad suggested to just leave her be, and that she would eventually eat the food. Well, I gave her three days. By the third day, I gave her the scratch with egg yolk splattered on top. She wouldn't touch it. By the forth day, I gave up, and let her have eggs. Now she's acting really strange. Her eyes are dull, the bone on her breast is poking out (under the skin), and instead of breathing, she's 'heaving', sounding kind of like Darth Vader. I don't know if the egg addiction has to do with it. I just want answers. As much of a pain in the neck she is, I wouldn't want to lose her. Any suggestions? What disease is this?