Hi! We are newish chicken owners with three girls, about 5 months old. Our Americauna retreated to the perch yesterday afternoon, panting heavily. She is the only one of the three who is not yet laying eggs, though we sometimes find a broken blue shell below the perch. This morning I got her down from the perch to look at her; her bottom is dirty and there may be a bit of blood mixed in and it appears that a big patch of feathers is missing near her vent. It is very hot where we live. I have put her in the cat carrier and brought her inside for a bit while we research. I have no idea what to do! Thanks for your help!