Her pics are at the end of this thread. Thank you for posting her pics, Terrie. Hello chicken friends, Some of you may remember my little Princess who seemed close to the edge of death not long ago but made a comeback of sorts. Well, she seems to be slowly fading again. I took her to the vets yesterday to have the tip of her beak trimmed (it grows sooo fast and seems to interfere with her being able to eat when it gets long) and they weighed her while she was there. She's gone from 726 grams to 600 grams in a month. I spend much of every day trying to get her to eat enough and it doesn't seem to be working. Compared to when I got back from Ga., she's doing much better. She can walk, poop is normal again, reacts to birds going by and noises, shows another bantam who is sometimes around her that she is the boss, loves to eat mealworms and crickets. However, since she had lost so much weight, I had them tube feed her while I was there. This morning, she has shown no interest in eating except for mealworms, crickets and some romaine lettuce. She didn't even want her dandilion greens which she usually scarfs down! She sleeps a lot and just doesn't seem right. Okay HERE'S THE DILEMMA: I have to go to Indianapolis for a week next Wednesday. I know my husband won't look after her like I do and I don't know of another soul who would either. Well, maybe my neighbor but wouldn't the move to her house be stressful? And I'm not sure she would do it. I am wondering if I shouldn't have her put to sleep before I go or just let her, basically, starve to death while I'm gone. I honestly don't think she's sick; just getting old and her time has come. But she IS a pet and I love her dearly. Sometimes I pray I'll just find her peacefully moved over the Rainbow Bridge when I go to get her in the morning. (She sleeps on the back of an easy chair in the spare bedroom). The thing is, I could do all sorts of things to try to get her pepped up but then I HAVE TO go away for a week. What would YOU do? Sorry for the lengthy post.