So I just lost my little bantam and one of my RIR's is not doing the same thing. They sit like they are trying to lay but do not get up all day, I am sure they are eating and drinking because she is still alive but this has been going on for a few weeks. It is like she is waiting to lay but doesn't. egg production has stopped but the heat has been really bad and I thought maybe that was the reason. But since they are still sitting I am worried and now that I just lost my bantam I am really worried. we just moved about 2.5 months ago and I sent most of my hens to live in my mom's coop till we can finish ours. I kept two roo's in a cage, 2 guineas and 1 hen in another, and put the bantam by herself. I did not want my bantam to get picked on in such small cages. They are big enough for them to move around a bit but not as big as the coop was. This weekend the coop should be done and I can let them run around again. They all eat lay pellet and have access to food and water all day. Could they have been egg bound? Is there anything I can do about my RIR? of course she would have to be my favorite chicken!