I've got a RIR who's looking a little rough recently. She's 3+ years old. I've only had her a year and was told she was "about 2" when I got her. She was a steady layer until this last August. She was my only girl to lay through winter and when she molted it was less then a month and she was back at it. So August she suddenly started skipping days in a row and in less then 2 weeks quit all together. No signs of molt then...just no eggs. Well, late December and she decided to molt. I thought that was all that was going on until I picked her up. She's so scrawny I feel terrible for not noticing sooner. Last few days I've checked her crop and it's empty. She will eat out of my hand so I know she is willing to eat. I watched her get a drink. She did have a dirty butt so I know she's pooping too. I let them out today for the nice weather (we hit 50 degrees) and she fell off the gang plank. I had to go in and get her. She just lay there while a roo thought it was a good time to mate. (boys??) I brought her in and gave her a warm bath. Cleaned up her butt and while she's all wet looked her over. I found one weird looking spot right at her keel. It looks like feathers fell out then didn't grow back. The skin is darker but not open or oozy. She didn't care when I touched it. Her liver, or what I think is her liver, seems firm to me. I can also feel her gizzard, and it's not impacted. She seems off balance but ok other then how thin she's gotten. I have her in the basement to keep an eye on her but she ate, drank, and pooped since she's been down there. Her crop is partially filled too. So that's a good sign. And no worms in her poop. Is she just old and tired? Could there be something I'm missing? I don't care if she lays eggs. I don't want her to be in pain and suffering. Sorry for such a long post. I tried to answer questions before they needed to be asked. Thanks for any ideas.