This morning I went out to my run because my chickens were screaming that one was laying an egg. My Americana was trying to cackle, but it sounded more like she had something stuck in her throat. Not much sound coming out. I picked her up (which she usually does not like) and felt her neck. Not sure what a chicken neck usually feels like, but nothing felt swollen and she didn't flinch like it hurt. I took out her favorite treat, chopped up grapes, and she pecked at it a little and walked away. Now I'm worried. Our chickens don't come into contact with other chickens, no one new has been introduced and they have a big run that they hang out in...so no contact with other birds at all. Any ideas? I don't think there's a chicken vet in my area!