Can someone help me?!! I have a 4 -5 month old Rhode Island Red that is acting very sick. She lays around and sleeps a lot, but then sometimes gets up and tries to act normal. She has been laying on her side with her tail raised up and one wing spread out. I went and got some Duramycin-10 and put it in the water where all the girls are drinking from. If you've read my posts, I'm new to this and got 2 RIR's and 2 Black Copper Marans about 4 weeks ago, then added two new mixed breed pullets about a week ago. I guess I shouldn't have put them all together, but we did and they are tolerating each other pretty good. The only one acting sick is the one RIR. I was told by the lady I got her from that I should get the Duramycin and probably let all the birds drink it for a week or so. I hope I'm doing the right thing! I put 1 Tablespoon per gallon of water. All the hens are 3 to 5 months old and none are laying yet. Thanks for any suggestions. Could she have a blockage? Earlier today, I saw her catch a grasshopper and eat it, so she is still eating.