No energy, no curiousity, just hunched under a heat lamp I gave them as it's so damp here in CT since I brought them home. Is this a virus? I gave them scrambled egg mixed with yoghurt, honey, vitamins and rolled oats (thanks for the earlier advice btw), which seemed to perk them up a little, but now they are back to looking very weak and ill. Their whole body is heaving as they breath as if they can't get enough air. Can I give them medicine for this? I can buy meds at a feed store in Monroe (Benedict's). They seem to be circling the drain right now, and I'd be so sad to lose them Do battery hens usually come with a lot of illness? These two came from a live poultry place in the Bronx where they slaughter them for you right there, they are stacked to the ceiling ten to a cage. Any advice is appreciated!