Hi all, one of my little bantys is acting sick/ injured and Im not sure why. She seemed fine yesterday morning and by yesterday evening when we got home she was laying in her box on her side. There was also an egg in the box, though Im not sure if she was the one that laid it. She wouldnt keep her eyes open, comb and waddle was pale and had her beak slightly opened kinda of gasping and also a little shaky with her head. We brought her in the house and wrapped her in a warm towel thinking she was just cold. She continued to act like this several hours. Also during this time she would not eat or drink but we did get some water down her with a dropper. After about 3 hours she started eating a little but still not drinking. She is the same today. She will eat if we hold food up to her but she will not drink water, we still have to give it with a dropper. She can not stand on her legs, but she does not appear to be injured as far as her body and legs look fine and there are no sores or wounds on her. Her color is also back and shes been staying awake more. She keeps her legs out in front of her and will slightly move them and try to stand, but she just cant, she falls right back on her side. She also hasnt pooped since yesterday. Im just not sure what has happened. I dont see how she could have been hurt as she was in her coop yesterday. Nothing can get to the chickens to hurt them. Shes with 3 other hens and a rooster, but theyve never fought or done anything to hurt each other. We dont know how old she is. She was given to us 2 years ago and she was laying when we got her so I know she is probably at least 3 years old. I wondering if she could just be dying of old age, injured her self some how in her coop or something else. She actually belongs to my 12 year old son and he is just devastated to see one of his chickens sick/hurt we all are and Im afraid shes suffering. Can anyone tell me what might possibly be wrong with her? And Im very concerned with her not wanting to drink on her own or poop. Is there anything I can do? Also, when we move her to help her eat she kind of makes a really soft squeak,especially in we touch in her belly area. Im wondering if she is in pain and if there is anything we can do for that? Thanks for any info anyone can give me! Janna ETA: She finally pooped...and it was a LOT...it was green diarrhea like, very stinky and shot out everywhere. Then she went a little more and it was thicker and kinda white-ish...more like chicken poop. Shes ate a little more cooked corn, apple and scratch. But she's still not drinking unless we give it to her with a dropper. She still can't get up either.