I've got a 3 year old Australorp hen. For the past week/10 days I've noticed her resting, just sitting on the ground, not her usual active self. Last night she seemed to be squatting--resting almost upright , but back on her haunches. She ate the canned cat food I offered her last night, and she is making the normal chicken sounds, but she seems to have lost some weight. She's had trouble getting onto the roost at night, so I lift her up. Her bottom seems a bit soft and swollen. She is beginning her molt, so no tail feathers. Any suggestions? I don't want to lose her, I need some help and advice, please!!!