So yesterday evening I went to check on my chickens as I normally do when I get home. I opened the coop door and there, laying on the floor, was my 1 1/2 year old red hen. I instantly think she's dead because she's laying on her side in the same position I've seen with the few other chickens we have lost to various ailments. Thankfully, she was still alive. But, she's burning up, her comb and waddle are red hot, and her breathing is labored and sporadic, and she's completely limp. We brought her inside the house in the a/c and my brain went to work pulling up all the information I have ever read on BYC (couldn't google, I had my hands full with chicken). I remembered that the condition of the comb is an indication of their blood circulation. I know with humans in a heat stroke you cool them down slowly, as not to cause shock. So, I used a cup of cool water and soft cloth and started wiping her comb and trying to make her drink drops of water, don't need her aspirating on the water creating another set of problems. She kept closing her eyes and leaning her head back, and I am like, "not today Pumpkin Spice, not on my watch." So I would kind of rustle her around a bit wipe her comb, waddle, and feet...not sure why I did the feet, other than when I feel like I am a hundred-and-hades degrees, dipping my feet in cool water feels amazing...of course I am a human and not a chicken, but gave it a shot anyway. I worked on her for about 45 minutes, placed her in a metal dog crate we use for small chickens, with access to fresh water, and just kept an eye on her. At this point, she was still listless, but breathing and alert. After about an hour, her breathing finally regulated, and she started moving her head around a bit, instead of it just being floppy. About 3-4 hours after bringing her inside she was sitting up, and looking around. She would stand for just a second to reposition herself then sit back down. This morning, about 12 hours since finding her, she's standing, and walking around some, but still appears weak. She even fussed at me when I changed her bedding. I made her scrambled eggs for breakfast, and left her in the dark cool quiet of the house. So we'll see how she's doing this evening. But now my question is will she be more prone to heat stroke, similar to humans? I am honestly about tired of chicken raising. I can't deal with the circle of life.