I took the hen to the vet last wednesday since she wasnt getting better> Not much was learned from the visit other than it could be a soft tissue inury near her spinal column. The vet tube fed her and gave sub Q fluids. She was also put on metacam twice a day for a week. So since then there has been no improvement. She is eating, but not alot. Today (saturday), I took her back to the vet again. Now they think if it isn't an injury, it could be merricks disease. More fluids and tube feeding, and we go home again.' The vet doesn't think she will improve, but said she could survive the way she is, unless it's merricks. I will keep doing what I can for her and hope she pulls out of it! I am also going to educate myself about Merricks!!!