Hi all - I am new here. We have had our Golden Comets for almost 2 years now. Sadly, we lost one a few months ago - we believe she was eggbound and was already very sick once we realized what was happening. These are the first chickens we have ever owned. Now another one of our hens has been sick. She began acting lethargic and not eating or drinking on Monday or Tuesday. We began giving her warm baths to try to relax her muscles, thinking she was eggbound. After the second bath, she started acting a little perkier. So my husband put her back in the coop with the others. She never moved from the spot he placed her in. Then yesterday, he went out and put her on the ground at the feed bucket, she promptly fell over on her face. Yet when he held her up, she ate. He then moved her to the water where she drank. He tried to stand her up again, and she fell over on her face again. He placed her on some straw where she spent the rest of her day. I went out after work yesterday and other hens are now pecking at her, her comb and face were bloody and she still was not moving around, but when I gave her water (medicated) and food, she ate and drank really well. We have now separated her, put her in a cage and brought her into the house where we can better monitor her. When she breathes, it almost sounds like a ventilator, and you can see the air moving in the skin between her beak and eye - it fluffs out and sucks back in. We hate to lose her (right before we lost the other hen, a neighbor turned their starving dog loose and left - they were moving - and the dog found our rooster and killed him, too), but then again, we don't wish her to suffer, either. We have 2 more hens from this group that we got, and have also brought in 4 additional Golden Comets the Sunday before Christmas. (Could one of them passed a disease to her? All of the others seem to be doing really well.) Any suggestions or guidance is welcome. Thank you!