POSTING GUIDELINES for Emergencies / Diseases and Cures. Please help us to help you. When you need to post in the "Emergencies / Diseases and Cures" section please make the title of your thread concise and specific. For example, to title a thread "HELP" or "URGENT" or "EMERGENCY", etc., is not helpful for us or for you. Nor is telling us "my hen is sick, what should I do?" A good example of a new thread subject: "Chicken got into the pool-barely breathing! Help!" Off topic posts will be moved, with an explanation, to an area better suited to that post. Any insight into what I might be dealing with would be greatly appreciated. 1) What type of bird , age and weight. RHODE ISLAND RED CROSS, 3 MONTHS OLD, COCKEREL 2) What is the behavior, exactly. FOUND HIM HIDING IN FAVORITE NEST BOX AND KICKED HIM OUT. LATER FOUND HIM HIDING IN SMALL CORNER. TOOK HIM OUT OF COOP AND GAVE HIM THE WHOLE YARD...HE WON'T MOVE MORE THAN A FOOT OR TWO. HAS NO SPUNK. WON'T RESIST BEING CAUGHT. HE JUST STANDS THERE IN A VERY DROOPY SORT OF WAY WITH HEAD HELD DOWN AND EYES CLOSED. FEATHERS SEEM A BIT PUFFY OR RUFFLED LIKE A BROODY HEN. 3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. HE WAS THE TARGET CHICKEN THE LAST WEEK OF BEING IN THE BROODER. HIS UPPER REAR WAS PECKED CLEAN AND BLOODY. I SEPARATED HIM FROM OTHER CHICKENS AND WOUND SCABBED OVER AND FEATHERS BEGAN TO GROW, NOW 3 TO 4 WEEKS LATER HE ALL OF A SUDDEN HAS LOST ENERGY AND HAS NO LIFE IN HIM. 4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. SEE # 3. 5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. NOTHING SINCE HE BECAME LIKE THIS. BEFORE, HE DRANK WATER AND ATE LAYER PELLETS, WHEAT, CORN, OATS, BARLEY, COMMERCIAL SCRATCH, BROCCOLI PLANTS AND OTHER GREENS FROM GARDEN. 6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. NO SIGN YET. 7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? OBSERVATION ONLY. 8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? I DON'T TAKE CHICKENS TO THE VET. IF HE CAN BE TREATED AT HOME I WILL DO IT. 9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. 10) Describe the housing/bedding in use STRAW, HAY, SCRAPS, MANURE, DEEP LITTER METHOD MAINLY.