Hi there everyone - I have only just found this site as I was searching to see if I could find out what was wrong (if anything) with one of my girls. I am a relatively new chicken owner - I have 4 warrens whi live in my back garden. They have a coop which is suitable for up to 10 birds (but I wanted to start with 4 so I could get used to them) and a good sized run which is enclosed and safe for them to be out whilst I am at work. Of a weekend or when I am working from home they have the run of the back garden. So far all the girls have been fit and healthy. I purchased them at point of lay 18-20 weeks old in December and they started laying 4 weeks later. I started getting 1 egg a day building up slowly to 2 a day then 3 and finally last week I got 4 on 3 days but its gone back down to 3 a day. I am not totally sure which one is not laying or whether they all are but just not every day. Anyway, on saturday I noticed that one of them (the one that is usually top of the pecking order and quite noisy/boistreous) was unusually quiet. She was sat away from the others perched on a peice of wood at the end of the run with her eyes closed. She came over and ate food and drank water (they have layers pellets plus some grain daily, oyster shell is in the run at all times and they get treats such as tomatoes/greens/mealworms etc every couple of days, water is always fresh each day and the food/drink containers cleaned daily). I kept an eye on her but she seemed to perk up a bit and although still quiet she was almost normal. Yesterday though she looked very miserable, whe I let them out of the run she stayed inside. She did come over to me when I bribed her with mealworms so I was able to pick her up and check to see if she was egg bound and checked her crop - all felt normal. She is still eating and drinking normally but she just doesnt seem to have any energy or want to run/scratch about as she normally does. Is there anything else I should be checking? Is this normal behaviour and am I just panicking neddlessly or do you think that something is wrong?? Any help or advice greatly appreciated!! thanks edit - I meant also to say that her comb looks a lot paler than normal too but feels normal (if that makes sense) thanks!