The hen had surgery at the vet on Friday the 16th. She was doing great right after her surgery. She hadn't eaten for quite some time so she started chowing down on some crumbles (she wouldn't touch moist crumbles though). She was drinking alright. We were giving her some oral antibiotics. Five days after the surgery she seemed to take a turn for the worse. She wanted to sit down in the back of the dog crate with her butt to me. She was closing her eyes. When she was on her feet she seemed wobbly. I spoke to the vet and all he could think of was to try some more antibiotics, which is where we are now. Its been 11 days since surgery and she's been in the house for 15 days. She eats a little, but she needs to eat more. She will perch at night, so she's not that sick, but I just don't know what to do. We're going to keep her inside till we're done with the antibiotics which is prob another 5-7 days. She does fight taking them with all her strength (you have no idea she wasn't feeling well while trying to open her beak). The incision is healing nicely and is very clean. She is still sitting in the back of the crate during the day while her perch isn't in there, but she isn't wobbly on her feet any more. I have been giving her dried mealworms as treats and she'd eat 100 if I would give them to her. She doesn't want yogurt or any other treats, not even scratch. So she's just eating crumbles and some mealworm treats. The bright green has gone out of her poop, but it is a little greenish still, and there isn't too much of it. I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do if, when the antibiotics are over, she remains in the same condition. I'm sure she misses being outside and having sunlight. I put her in the coop for about 15 mins the other day, supervised, and she just kind of stood there. She was the alpha chicken, so the new alpha was trying to fight with her which is why I didn't leave her in longer. If she doesn't improve the choices are to put her back outside in the coop and hope it raises her spirits/health or to put her down. She doesn't seem to be in pain, but you can never tell with chickens. I thought for sure she was doing to die last week when she shut her eyes and sat down in the crate, cause that usually seems to be the case. But she's hanging in there. But I can't keep her inside forever. What would you do? Any advice or tips to help her recover? Think she'll bounce back or does this sound terminal? The vet said there could be an underlying health problem that we didn't diagnose. Update - Ended the antibiotics 5 days ago. She still doesn't want to eat. She's decided against everything I've offered. I bought 50 super mealworms the other day and she ate them all in 24 hours. I bought some again today and she won't touch them. But her mood hasn't changed. She is still perching at night and is drinking water and getting polyvisol. She just doesn't want to eat. So today I took her out to the coop to get some sun and socialize as I'm taking her to the vet tomorrow (and she might not come back). She wanted eat hay, which is what got her into this mess in the first place. She saw a few shoots of new grass and ate those. So she wants grass and not yummy, wiggly mealworms. Her crop feels a little soft, so she could have sour crop which is what I'm going to ask the vet about. But she isn't shaking her head or moving her neck around funny. She's a fighter and I don't think I can try to empty it myself. I have to have another person around just to get a syringe in her mouth for meds. I have ACV in her water. I can't believe she's still alive after not eating for so long. My sicks hens usually last a day or two and die, but this one just doesn't want to give up. Any advice?