Greetings, I found your your forum trying to figure out what is wrong with my hen. Here's some info on her. I think she's called a Red Star I don't know her age. I adopted her approx 1 year ago. I'm thinking at least 3 yrs going by the preivous owner. I know she has poltry lice. I've been treating her for approx 2 months with a poultry dust. I dust her about every 7 to 10 days. <<<< too much dust? She eats and drinks normal. I feed layer pellets and she free ranges. Well stands there mostly now. Weight loss, quite skinny. Won't scratch around anymore, and wont dust bath. Sleeps alot Poor posture, tail down, neck tucked in, kinda hunched over. Walks slowly, but not unstable. Will not roost at night. I pick her up and place her in a nesting box so she wont catch a chill on the floor. I've put electrolights and vitimans in her water and it perks her up some. (or mabey I just think it does?) Stool like water but has firmed up a little in the the past few days. Has not laided in over 5 months No impacked crop. She starting acting like this approx 4 months ago. Somtimes she seems to be geting better. Other times worse. This morning she was on the floor of the coop and laying in the pine shavings as if she was sun bathing outside. I stood her up (she cooed) and stood with her face to the wall, hunched as always. I'm at a loos on what to do. I've done all sorts of research on different diseases and the symptoms don't seem to coinside with anything but vitiman A deficenty. And her lice problem. I have other girls I'm treating them too with dust, but the lice seems to really like this sick hen and she has more then the others. Sorry I don't have time to introduce myself. I have to go to work now. Mabey I'll get to talk to some of you later today. Thanks for your help!!!