Hello everyone. I discovered Backyardchickens.com two or three years ago and it proved an extremely valuable source of documentation and advice that helped me in some very difficult moments with my birds. I wish I could give good news together with my greeting, but unfortunately right now I'm down to just one chicken, a four-year-old RIR hen named Caroline, whose health began deteriorating a month or two ago. We assumed it was old age (short sightedness, slower motions) but things took a turn for the dramatic 24 hours ago, when she had a seizure while she sat down on the sofa she's been sleeping on for the past year. Symptoms kept worsening today; I'll write the details on the Emergency forum. Even if she doesn't survive, I'll be eternally grateful to Backyardchickens.com for the many times that I could help my fowl thanks to the good threads and better comments I found here, and I'll only regret that I didn't join in months and years ago.