Hi I have posted RE this topic before, but I think I am asking the wrong questions, as I'm not really getting any help. I have a hen who was broody...or so I thought, as she exhibited all indications of being broody She is now ill. afew days ago I went to remove her from the nesting box so she'd eat and drink, and she wouldn't stand up. She also wouldn't eat or drink. When I put her on the ground she'd just sink back into a laying position. I took her into the house and gave her some water via a medicine doser. I kept her in a crate by herself all day yesterday. She did not eat or drink to my knowledge. I gave her more water. This morning she seemed a bit better, so I let her in with the other girls. She stood by the waterer and drank ALOT, but that's it. Still wouldn't eat or move much (although slightly more lively than yesterday). I feel so awful...I want to help her..it's just killing me sitting back and doing nothing. We don't have a vet who see's chickens and regardless, I'm not sure I could really justify to my DH the expense of taking a hen to the vet... Does anyone out there have ANY advice that might help Jenna? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.