I have an 11 month old Barred Rock hen who I found laying flat in her run 4 days ago, with our two Rhode Island Reds pecking at her. When I picked her up her eyes were open, but she was limp. I put her in an old guinea pig cage with some shavings, and told my kids to say goodbye to her before they left for school because I was certain she would die within minutes. The kids begged me to bring her in the house, which I did, and four days later she is surprisingly still alive, but looks not well at all. I don't think she is egg bound, I can't palpate anything, and I did put some mineral oil in her vent the first day if that was the cause. She has no obvious signs of trauma. When I picked her up to put her in the cage the first day some cloudy liquid came out of her mouth, but that hasn't happened since. She will occasionally drink some water (which I added a small amount of sugar to), and makes half-hearted pecks at lettuce, strawberries, etc. She will not touch the scratch that's in with her. I took her outside yesterday because it was warm and sunny, and though she just sat in the garden at first, after about 15 minutes she perked up a bit and started looking around, even took a couple of steps. I found a tiny earthworm and showed it to her - she tried to peck it, but didn't seem to have the strength to eat it. I have tried to get her to eat bread, melon, to no avail. When we got her as a chick from the feed store we did not think she would make it through the first 24 hours, because she kept falling over and having these little "mini seizures" that would last about 10 seconds, but she did live and has done fine since. She does have a "deformed" toe on each foot that is bent at an angle at the joint, almost as if she has arthritis, but her mobility has been fine. I'm just wondering if she has some sort of internal birth defect too that is now catching up to her. If anyone has any advice I would be grateful. I know this post is long, but we are desperate. Our chickens are pets who happen to lay eggs, so we are heartbroken at her condition. If anyone can help I would appreciate it!!