One of my barred rocks is acting a little bit strange....not hanging with the others, puffing out a little bit and not perching on her roost (she lays on the ground or floor of the coop). Tonight she did not even leave the pen when my husband let them out to peck around...she laid down in a corner of the pen. She seems to be eating and drinking okay. I am out of town until next weekend and my hubby called me last night a little worried about her. Not sure what to tell him to do. Could she be egg bound? None of mine have laid any eggs yet (they are about 22 weeks old) He said he did notice some mites on her though, but that is all. He bought a bunch of stuff tonight and treated all of them, their entire pen, and the coop for the mites. Can mites make a chicken feel that terrible? And if so, why are the other girls not acting the same? I just have a gut feeling that it is something more. All the other girls are fine. I am not even sure if a pullet can even be egg bound if they have never laid before??? Please let me know if you can think of what might be wrong with her or if there is anything we can do to troubleshoot to see what the problem might be. Of course this happens when i am out of town!! Thanks soooo much for any thoughts and suggestions you have! I am a worried mom!