Please help! I have 3 Shuttlepoot bantams that are about 5 years old. Over Christmas I noticed one was very quiet, not eating, comb was pale and shrunken. We kept her in the house for about a week and would practically force feed her until she started eating for herself again. She seemed to pick up so we started putting her out for a few hours but still bringing her in at night. When we went back to work 2 weeks ago we started leaving her out with the others again, as we can't be here in the day to let her out and it is dark by the time we get home. She is still very quiet compared to the others and although her comb is redder now it is still fairy small. She comes out with the others but is very quiet and stays close to the coop. Also, she stays very scrunched up with her head tucked down. We did think she may have an impacted crop but my husband is convinced it is her neck bone protruding forward due to the way she keeps her head so scrunched in. She is passing poos and eating so there doesn't seem to be a problem with her digestive system plus she's been like this for about 4 weeks now. Not sure what to do, could this just be old age? The other two, that were bought at the same time / same age, are still very sprightly. We did buy 2 pekin bantams in about September but they have settled in well with the others. Last Saturday they were all out pecking around and it started to rain so the rest all headed back in to the coop but she just sat there. It was hammering down with rain and she was drenched but just still stayed there so I bought her back in for the evening again. Any suggestions / advice gratefully received. I'm reluctant to take her to the vets as it is so expensive but obviously want to help her.