Ok.....I posted here the other night, only recieved one post back....I really need some advice......3 days ago I noticed that one of my buffs (10 months old) was not herself...sitting off by herself with head tucked down into her chest....When I went out that evening to close the coop up, she was off in the corner of the barn all by herself.....the other hens and roo had gone inside for the night.....it is in the teens here at night......so I brought her inside and I have her in a dog kennel in my mudroom......she would not eat or drink the first 2 days of having her inside.....I took a dropper and gave her fluids....finally yesterday I gave her some liquid vitamins that I have and she finally started eating her layer (small amounts) and she is now drinking on her own...I have also tried olive oil,yogurt, mixing layer w/ warm water......she is pooping a whiteish watery w/ yellow poop......she has not laid an egg since bringing her inside....she was laying up until the day before I noticed her being off. She has always been very little...her sister is almost 2x's her size. She feels very boney, but has good color.....her tummy is soft and I can not feel her crop, maybe because she has not been eating. I had some Corid so I added that to her water thinking maybe cocci? None of the other chickens are acting funny, but I went ahead and added some to their water also......I have not wormed any of them, but they have never shown signs of worms....maybe I should? I did give them the pumpkins after Thanksgiving and they ate every bit down to the rine! I am stumped at this point and have read everything and anything I can find in past post on here and I'm still loss.......she seems pretty perky today, she is talking to us and seems to want to be with the family...she does not like the door to the mudroom shut...when I shut it she bangs on it with her beak....I even let her out of the kennel to walk around the mudroom.....she even got up on the kennel and roosted for awhile, I think she did that so she could see through the window into the kitchen where I was......... but she is still not eating or pooping normally. Sorry for being so long......thanks for any advice! Ok this is very wierd.......she has not eaten much today and I had finally decide to let nature take its course....I have tried everything except taking her to the vet which I would if she appeared to be in severe pain, but she doesn't.......just a few minutes ago I went to check on her and she had pooped a pretty normal looking poop except for the fact that it was in-cased like a sausage...it had a thick membrane around it....not like mucous, but very dry looking..she is now up talking up a storm and eating......she is even eating the apple that someone had suggested.....she turned her beak up to it a couple of hours ago......what could this mean?