my sweet Scarlet is dying, but not quick enough. I am taking her to a vet tomorrow, sure hope he can handle tears. She has had a great life, she was my first hen to lay an egg, lots of personality ect..I will miss her, but can not watch her slow decline any longer. Much harder than I ever thought it would be. She is a two and a half years old BO, a very productive layer, a hugh egg everyday. But that is what I believe is killing her, swollen belly, no eggs, antibiotics helped but...then her crop got impacted, she is a fighter, won't quit, but she is weak, thin, pale comb, flopped over, can't lay down the last two days, she sleeps standing up. This stinks!! tomorrow she will get a day of sunshine and any thing she wants to eat, then to then vet. I hope it goes smoothly, I can not do it my self. wish us luck.