I have a RIR hen of about 2.5 years of age now. I bought her from a lady raising them and brought her and some others home. Once I had them in their isolation pen I noticed she had a huge bulge in her abdomen that hadn't been there before purchase. Long story short she had a double hernia and required surgery and retirement from men. I have had her in my house in a large dog crate for nearly a year now and can say she has recovered and even lays eggs with no problem. During this time I have incubated and hatched out 5 other chickens that are in a tall brooder next to hers. Now I know she is jealous cause she had all the attention all the time but doesn't now. The pullets are about to go in the yard pen in a couple of weeks. My problem is my RIR has taken to squatting and walking slowly forwards..then maybe a step right or left, then towards where she was going then she'll back up, having never made it to where she looked like she was heading (during this she will shift her head from side to side like she is intently watching something) and stand up fine and go on with something else. She will repeat this action often. This isn't a "find me a man" squat. Now she refuses to eat any type of scratch I get her. The vet got her started on meal worms when she had surgery and omg is she addicted to them so she gets those as treats. She is in love with show bird crumbles as that is what I gave her to recover from her surgery and has become her normal food though I still mix scratch in with it. I've wondered if she has become an "invalid" again cause she wants more attention. I mean I used to show her chicken videos on you tube so she wouldn't feel so lonely. Or if there is something really going on here. Now while her cage is by a window she hasn't been outside much at all. I'm sectioning off part of the new coop/pen so she can have her an area too. This is everything I can tell you about her keeping and situation. Besides being regularly cleaned and having no contact with the other chicks. Any help would be much appreciated! Candace P.S. she's the rir in my avatar. I took her out to the pen first to give her a chance to give it a once over and have outside time. the pic is 2 days old at this point.