Last summer I posted about our elderly nearly 8 year old hen that just keeps going. After recovering fully from whatever she had last summer, a few days ago she came down with something and I just thought that I would throw this out there in case someone can give us some advice. we will cull her when neccessary, it just doesn't seem like the right time. OK- the symptoms are: A few days ago she looked like she possibly had a heart attack. She was running for the feed and then fell over and by the time my husband brought her inside, she seemed nearly dead. It looked like she had no body control, just limp. She was doing terrible gasps. We thought she had moments to live. I took my hair dryer and went over her with it and she came back to life! She drank water. She sat up, ate and began walking! Her poo is very stinky and like diahrrea, but today it's better. Her feathers are beautiful. healthy eyes, beak, feet. this is why we don't cull her!! She seems to have a cough. It happens when she drinks or moves around a lot and she will also pant if she walks very much too. I think maybe it's her heart. We hate giving up on her because of what we went through last summer. It was so amazing to us that she lived through all that she did. I have a feeling the cold has done this to her because the last time she was ill, it was extremely hot. So, here she stays in our extra bathroom in her pond liner like last summer. I really don't want a house chicken, even though we gave that a thought when it got really cold. I just hope that the germs don't affect us. I can't imagine it's something too terrible and bird flu has never made it to the U.S right? I'm keeping the area around her extremely clean. She just spends her time standing around in the bathroom and waits until I open the door!! weird right? Thanks so much more any advice!! I feel sort of crazy typing all of this, but she's always meant a lot to the kids and us.