Hi all, I have a big beautiful 3 and 1/2 year old buff orp. Her name is Skye. I noticed several months ago that she tended to breath heavily and had a fair amount of loose stools. Occasionally she would have black dots on her comb......but it was a good color. But 2 nights ago, she wouldn't get on the roost. This morning when I went out, she was just sitting there, and her comb was VERY dark. I prepared a crate for her and put a 100 watt bulb over the crate. I've noticed that if a hen is sick at all, she just can't handle cooler temps. Her abdomen is very soft and I can't palpate her crop Iwhich is good). I have no other problems with any other hens (I have 11 others). Now that she is in her own crate, I will be able to see what/if she poops and what/if she eats and drinks. She is receiving vitamins/minerals in her water, and this afternoon I will give her some soft foods. I'm so afraid. It seems like if my hens are going to die, they do it in the late winter/early spring, when their egg laying is picking up. I just feel nothing obvious in her chest or abdomen to worry about. What illness would be so insidious over several months? She had a few mites last summer, but got rid of them. She has a gorgeous coat of feathers. Any ideas what might be wrong with her? At what point might I consider Baytril? Thanks.