I noticed this morning that my hen kept getting all puffed up and then falling asleep. I am worried, because she is the boss of the flock and normally is up and walking around.. Is she just more tired today? She is older then a year.. She lays about 4-5 eggs a week and now she is laying less. I noticed one day that she was sitting in the nest box as if she had to lay but then never did. And I noticed that by her vent, her poop is getting stuck to the feathers underneath it.. I took pictures too. She is one of my favorite hens. Thanks for any feedback. Edit: And it seems like her ear is sticking out? And her feathers look kinda..ratty. Edit: 1) She's an australorp. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? One day. 4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No. 5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Nothing... she was normal yesterday.. 6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Yes. 7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Normal but kinda runny. 8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? I wormed them in May and June. 9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird till you can get to a vet? I don't know. I just want to know what's wrong. 11) Describe the housing/bedding in use No bedding, just the wood floor in their 8 by 8 chicken coop. Outside is dirt.