So yesterday was strange...in the morning, the entire flock seemed ok. Then we headed off to the farm show...a few hours into it, my daughter texts me with "we have a chicken emergency"...I call her to find out that our bearded polish hen (about a year old now) is not moving much, barely able to keep her head up, heavy breathing and not doing well over all. She was brought in the house and put under some heat (it is VERY cold here in PA). When we got home, I took her up the road to a farmer friend who examined her fairly well. He said he felt no eggs (I was worried about her being eggbound), and had no idea what could have been it. He said maybe the roo wore her out badly? Her legs were freezing cold though, and she was just limp all over yet breathing. We were going to try a nice warm soak, but she ended up passing sometime before we were able to get to it. So, as sad as it is to say, we lost Tater to something strange. Now today I have been horribly worried and have been watching over the rest of the gang like a hawk. So far everyone is doing well, just sitting outside all puffed up trying to hide from the cold.