Hi there, I have an Australorp hen, apx. 1 yr old . I got her, along with 3 other hens, (1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Rhode Island Red Bantam and 1 Sexlink Bantam, all around 1 year as well), about a month and a half ago. When I got them, they were all looking and doing great and it only took a few weeks for them to get settled and all start laying again( I was and do get 4 different colored eggs!). My concern is that recently Betty, the Australorp, is acting off. I believe it is due to the extremely cold weather we have had lately. Normally, she is the queen bee, first to take whatever she feels is hers, from anyone, and very much a pig. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and normally our temps here can get chilly, but not really bad- at least not for long periods of time. The temps have been in the teens for the past week or so. The ladies have a 4' x4' coop with roosting bars, nesting boxes and I added a heat lamp so their water wouldn't continue to freeze. They have a fully enclosed 10'x40' run that they have continuous access to. I check on the coop twice daily, for eggs, to give feed , check water, etc and the heat lamp is definately NOT making the coop too warm, which I was worried about. It is keepng the water from freezing, though, so that is good. All of the other hens are doing just fine. They are very active, and talkative. Betty is sleeping alot more and roosting off by herself. ( I have a roost in there outside run too.) She will get up and peck around occasionally or when prompted by me. Also, her eyes aren't as bright, almost like she is just waking up, and she is the only hen that is alternating wich foot she stands on, which tells me her little toes are cold. Is there something I could be doing for her, giving her etc??? I tried to get only winter hardy hens, but she just doesn't seem to be handling it too well. I'm still getting 2 to 3 eggs a day, not sure from who, and all stools look good, formed, not runny and not rock hard. When I do throw veggie and bread scraps out, she will eat them, but not as vigorously. This is my first time as a chicken mom, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have no problem contacting the Avian Med Center here in Oregon, if anything doesn't seem to help. Just thought I would try here first. I don't mean to sound crazy with all my details, but I know that without seeing her first hand, the more details, the better. Thanks so much for any help!!