Hi everybody, I'm in a bit of a panic since I noticed my chicken seemed very sick this morning and had to leave her to go to work. I'm hoping somebody can give suggestions as to what is wrong with her. I went to let my chickens out this morning in to their run, as usual, this morning. One of them, Lucy, stayed sitting in her roost (not normal). I felt her over and didn't notice anything out of place... her crop was empty as expected. However, it was still unsettling because she will usually peck at me if I try to run my hand all over her like I did this morning. I took her off of the roost and put her on the ground outside to try to get her to walk and eat/drink. She just immediately laid back down.. very flat, not like I normally see them lay down. I put her back on the roost where I found her and had to leave. So her symptoms are that she's not moving all all, her tail is down, and she seems to be panting through her mouth. Her comb is a normal color. She is about 8 months old. Also I think that I should mention that this same hen was acting weird a couple of days ago... seemed like she was having a hard time laying an egg. That day, she hadn't laid for a couple of days and then I found her laying on the floor of the coop panting through her mouth. She finally laid an egg (normal size) after hours of doing that and all was well. I'm wondering if this is a worse episode of her having a hard time laying an egg. It's been about 2 days since she laid. Anybody have any ideas?