For the past 2 days my white chicken has been acting a little sick and looks as though its comb and waddles are lighter than before. I think it's a roo, but don't know for sure what it is, it has been laying down alot and doesn't seem to be eating or drinking as much as usual. It should be about 4 1/2 months old now and none of my chickens have started laying yet. The other 7 chickens seem to be fine, I have noticed that one of the roos will try to mount this white chicken and is also very protective of it right now. Here are a couple of before and after pics: This is the Before shot taken about a month ago - notice the color of its comb and waddles - healthy happy chicken. This is the After shot taken this morning - it doesn't want to come out of the coop, acting really lethargic (sleepy) this morning. I haven't seen its poop yet, but I plan to go observe in a little bit. Could this possibly be a hen and maybe this is what happens when she is going to lay her first egg? I've never had chickens before and don't know what to expect... Or is it my first instinct that this chicken is sick?