Our favorite girl, Joan (3 1/2 year old Golden Buff), has been acting lethargic for a couple weeks and is very thin. She used to be the first one to the fence when she heard someone in the house, and now she just sits in the back corner. I don't think she has laid for a while, although she goes in the nesting box sometimes. She used to be one of the alpha hens, now she just sits in the corner all hunched over. On exam, she looks healthy except for a pale comb/waddle and very thin. Her abdomen is not full (actually sunken in), her vent is clean and pink, her feet/scales are clean, not swollen. Her crop may be impacted... It seems fuller than the other birds and still had food in it first thing in the morning. I, and another chicken-friendly neighbor tried to get her to regurgitate but no luck. The more experienced neighbor said it didn't smell like she had sour crop. Oh, and her poop looks normal, maybe a *little* on the watery side. For 2-3 days, I've been taking her out to give her yogurt drink and some homemade electrolyte drink and let her wander the yard a bit. She likes the drink and the yogurt quite a bit and will still peck around in the grass. My three year old has really gotten attached to her, carrying her around and petting her. It's pretty cute but now I really don't want her to die! I also don't want to spend $$$ at a vet. Any ideas?? Should I try antibiotics? Thanks for your help! New favorite spot in the corner Joan at 2 weeks old<3 Yogurt drink and chicken gatorade.