Hi All, My little Piper is very unwell. She's hiding behind the drake in my posting pic there, if you'd like to know what she looks like. Yesterday she was on the nest all day - this started Tue afternoon. I was really excited because I thought she was going broody. I was a bit worried she didnt come out for food, water or swim but sometimes they do that when gaurding the nest. When I opened the shed this morning I thought she was dead, she was all twisted up in the corner, one leg out behind her one under her, neck weak. I picked her up and she stirred, I had some heat lamps running on some eggs so I put her in there to get her warm and got her some water. She has been taking water from me - room temp - and pooping about every 20 mins. The poop is watery and brown, nothing solid to it. She is starting to look alert and nipping me, she really doesnt like to be handled even though she was hatched and hand reared by me. Ive got rid of the heat lamps and got her on a hot water bottle with clean sheets for bedding. I just administered a little epsom salt in her water. She is trying to get up and get around but she doesnt have full control of her legs yet, one is still back behind her. She can move them but not properly. Her eyes are bright and she's looking around and following sounds. Im far from town on a rural property, no bird vets nearby. Even if I could get her to one, I fear it would be too traumatic for her as she is so tiny and gets stressed easily. I think its food poisoning - she's very little and gets in underneath the pigeon cages. These are a very tough breed so Im really praying she will pull thru... Not just hatched and hand raised by me she is the jewel of my flock, the only female the same breed as my drake. I was really hoping to see some babies this year. Im going to keep her warm - its been a cold frosty night but she's in the warmest place now and she's got her hot water bottle - and keep giving her water. Any advice is welcome, thankyou.