I had a very sick chicken and thank god I seen WHY she was sick before I freaked out and thought she had a disease. I opened the doors to the coop two mornings ago and everyone started jumping off the roost...well Britney (my buff orp) got in the way and not one but two hens jumped on her...one on her neck area and one on her back! Poor thing was acting almost dead. I picked her up and held her neck for her (it was totally limp) and thought she broke her neck. I put her in a cage with food and water with vits and electrolytes in it. She would not eat or drink that whole day. I tried helping her but she refused. The next day she looked worse and we had decided when hubby got home he would put her down I have a double ear infection the same time so my head is aching and my ears hurt and I can't hear a thing out of either ear (thank god we all know sign language! My son is deaf) but I want this baby to make it so I down some pain pills (which made me throw up all day because I don't feel like eating) and try to do my best. It had to happen when I get sick! ANYHOW, My dad lives with us and he is usually outside all day sitting in his recliner in the garage where she is. He came up with a report every now and than. Later that day he came up and told me she was walking around a bit (neck still dragging but at least walking a bit). I went down there and offered her some water. She tried and tried to drink but didn't seem to be getting anything. I tilted her neck back a little and that helped her get something at least. Later that day she ate on her own with neck still dragging...I helped her get more water every few hours. So that night we went to bed hoping that the morning would bring good news after two nights of thinking we were going to have to cull her. This morning I went down to find her sitting normally with her head up where it should be I was SO happy! She is now walking back and forth saying "let me outta here"! I'm going to keep her in there one more night to make sure everything is okay with her. WHEW, we almost had our first cull.