I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post - its not really about egglaying, but about chicken behaviors, i guess. Anyway. Yesterday, I came down after school to feed my chickens, like usual. Usually, they come running and squawking, lining up against the fence in anticipation of the food. Yesterday, they were just all laying down or roosting - they must have seen me coming, but didn't respond. I came in, surprised, and poured them new food - they didn't touch it. Usually they become very excited and immediately eat - they didn't even move. They did the same thing all yesterday, and now today, too. I'm getting desperate. They don't eat, don't move, they're completely energy-less, listless, lethargic -- for example, they used to be scared of my hands if I flapped at them. Now, I can touch them, and they don't even move to run away from me, they don't even squawk when I pick them up. I'm worried, folks. I don't even know what caused this. Is it because they're all pullets (I have thirteen girls who were born in April), and are getting ready to lay? Is it because they weather's been cooling and they're used to hot? Is it because a few weeks ago, I culled the roosters, who weren't allowed in my neighborhood? (although I don't think that's the one, as the roos have been gone for several weeks). Is it just because they're plain sick? -one very worried mama hen.