Help!!! My six month old Barred Rock (named "Slate") was acting normally on Saturday but on Sunday I noticed she was listless; standing in the yard, sleeping with her head tucked, while my other three chickens were busily running around and foraging. I then noticed that she was producing watery, yellow or white "diarrhea", although some of her poo also looks normal. Her vent area and rear feathers are very messy with diarrhea stuck to the feathers. I don't see any sign of blood in her poo. Her only other symptoms appear to be loss of appetite and thirst. She doesn't seem to want to eat or drink at all. I've separated her from the other birds, put her in a large plywood box with a light bulb for warmth. I've tried to tempt her to eat by preparing a warm mash with some yogurt mixed in. A couple of times she's taken a little, but I'm REALLY WORRIED SHE'LL DIE OF DEHYDRATION. Up till now she's always been a healthy, robust bird. I have no idea what could suddenly have made her become so ill. A couple of my four birds, which I raised from chicks over the summer, have just started laying, but I don't think this one has. COULD SHE BE EGG BOUND? I'm afraid to try to check, because I'm worried about traumatizing her and killing her from stress. Even if I knew of some medication to give her, I'm not sure how I would get her to take it, since she's not eating or drinking much. Any suggestions? I CAN'T FIND A VET THAT WORKS WITH CHICKENS. I live in Central Vermont. Does anyone else happen to live in Vermont and know of a poultry-experienced Veterinarian? ANY HELP ANYONE CAN PROVIDE WILL BE MOST APPRECIATED!!! We really don't want to lose our beloved Slate, or any of our other birds, for that matter. Thanks.