Last night we came home and found my favorite girl lying in the corner of the coop, face down, with her best friend lying with her. She was cold and didnt have any balance. She also seemed lighter in weight than she has been (maybe just my imagination). We brought her into the house and were able to get her to eat some cooked oatmeal while she sat with my DH wrapped in a towel and heating pad. She is an older girl. I dont know how old, but i did not raise from a chick, I took her home from a friends house about a year ago because I liked her so much. She is a small bantam easter egger. She has always been less than a pound. She hasn't layed consistantly since I have had her, and none of the girls are laying right now, they are molting. She ate a little feed on her own today and i fed her some more oatmeal. We have her in the living room in a cat carrier with towel right now, but she just keeps sleeping. She only eats or drinks water if we wake her. I looked a some other posts trying to see if I could find what was wrong with her. Her vent is not pulsing, like some say egg bound hens do, she is still pooping, though in the carrier it is getting stuck in her feathers, we just keep cleaning it off of her. I havent seen any worms, dead or otherwise in her poop. I also realised I have no idea how long chickens live for. She is probably between 3 and 5 years old as my friend got her as a hen in a group of chickens someone gave to her and was laying when she got her. I have just been waking her up every half hour or so trying to get her to take some food. She has not gotten cold again since we brought her in. her comb and wattles are still red her eyes are still golden and when she is awake she looks around but still has no balance. We have had our 3 girls as pets for a little over a year now, I am at a loss for what to do. If I lose this girl it'll break my heart! Please help!