Well, I haven't been in this forum for a while and I was hoping to keep it that way...But, unfortunately, one of my hen's isn't doing so great right now. Her name is Peanut and she's going to be one year old sometime this spring. She's a cross between a Buff Orpington hen and Splash Cochin rooster, hatched and raised by a broody hen. I've noticed that she has always been a little different from the other chickens when it came to eating...We all know that chickens love eating, and sometimes they eat so much that they bob their heads in order to try and fit it all in their crops, and it's beyond me how their crops can get so full without bursting...But with Peanut, her crop always gets enormous. Abnormally enormous. I've always thought it was normal and that she just ate a little too much food, because she always came out of it eventually and her crop shrunk back to normal overnight. But, over the past couple of days, she has had the huge crop for a while and has been acting very sickly and lethargic...Despite her large crop, she is very lightweight and thin. She has come close to being egg bound (shown some of the symptoms, but has always come out of it) in the past a couple times but it hasn't seemed to cause a problem. And her diet consists of laying pellets, cracked corn, and other treats (along with free ranging, once all this snow melts...), just like all the other chickens. She has also molted recently and egg production has decreased. If you have any advice, please let me know! Thanks!