Hi all! I have five hens. They're nine months old. Three Easter Eggers and two Buff Orpingtons. Yesterday was our first snow storm of the season. No one was brave enough to venture outside -- only two of the girls stepped out onto the ramp to check it out -- Nugget and Lucy (super original names, I know, lmao). They quickly went back in. They spent the day in their coop (with the door open to let them out if they wanted to go); once in a while I'd see Nugget standing on the ramp, but that was it. This morning when I let them out, Nugget wasn't the first one out the door, which is odd since she's a bit of a brute and loves to be the one standing there to greet me. Oddly, the three more timid of the bunch were the first ones out and my two toughies -- Nugget and Ethel -- were still inside. Ethel came out and Nugget still wasn't hurrying. When she finally stepped onto the ramp, she was crouching low on the ramp. I thought she was wary of slipping because it was a little icy. She sort of slid/flew down to the ground. I was ready to lock up the door when I noticed that she was standing with her tail feathers tipped down and poop on her back. Especially strange for this girl. She's also usually the one knocking her sisters out of the way for a taste of whatever it is she thinks they have, but this morning, she was still. I watched for a minute and when she started walking, I noticed she was limping. Right now she's in the house (in my shower on a towel, actually, lol; I have two little ones who needed breakfast so she's in the bathroom next to the kitchen, relaxing; lmao). I quickly felt her legs and nothing seems to be broken or anything like that. She didn't try to peck me when I touched her, which I take as a good sign (I'm a newbie to chickens but previously had guinea pigs and a bunny, all of which eventually had injuries I needed to look at and all of which were not pleased to have me poking around, resulting in some nips). I gave her some banana and sunflower seeds and she gobbled them up like the little piggy she is -- another good sign, I would assume? An eating animal is usually an otherwise healthy animal, right? So now the questions are -- what caused this? how do I fix it? and, of course, what is the best method for getting poop off of her back? lol My two main guesses are that when I wasn't paying attention, she went outside yesterday and slipped on the icy ramp; or she jumped off of the roost and hurt herself. She's always the rambunctious of the pack, so I also wouldn't put it past her to have spent the day yesterday flipping out in the coop, trying to stick her nose into her sisters' business, and managing to whack her leg on the cinder blocks where their food and water are. I've got a few questions floating around out there on the boards that I've yet to respond to, so please bear with me if I don't reply right away -- with a one year old and five year old at home, I'm often more flighty than my hens are (cue the rimshot, lmao). Still, I greatly appreciate any advice you can give. Thank you in advance!!! Okay I need to add -- I went in to check on her and noticed her eyes are going back and forth from dilated to not -- is this normal?? I've never really noticed before.