My head hen is sick. I gave her TLC this morning and will keep an eye on her. May be internal laying issues as she is coming out of molt. Her comb is dark and purple on the ends and her bottom seems heavy, red and was covered with poop. She got a bath, healthy food, electrolytes and tlc. Question is her hen friends seem to be staying close by her and are gently preening her at times. It's almost dusk and Pearl (Head hen) should be back at the roost by now as she is always first up. No one is heading back at this time. They are all staying close by very quietly. I'm hoping she rebounds but I don't have a good feeling about this. Do chickens have compassion up until the point of death. Evrything I have read on here up to now says no so I'm not sure what I am witnessing.