I have (I think she's) an americana hen. Unfortunately I don't know how old she is as she was "second-hand" and the owner didn't know her age. She's been a great layer and all-around good hen. Within the last week I've noticed her spending most of her time sleeping in the nest. She would leave the nest and go outside for short periods of time, but basically spent her time sleeping. We thought maybe she was going broody. Problem is, I haven't seen her eat or drink in days and she seems almost weak. I was convinced last night that she was dying. She curled herself up in a corner next to the waterer. I moved the waterer at one point to fill it and she hardly flinched. When I put it back in it's place she turned her head slightly basically acknowledging that I was putting the waterer there, but she didn't open her eyes. A few days ago when I first noticed this she had one eye that she didn't open... now it's both of them... Anyway, I'm just wondering how a hen acts when they go broody? Do they act sleepy, or am I right in assuming that she's nearing the end of her life? This morning she moved herself out from behind the waterer and laid in the sunshine, but she's still acting really sleepy. She's showing no visible signs of illness/injury, she's just acting really sleepy all the time and (unless I'm missing it) she's not eating or drinking. Thanks for any help you can give me!