I am a first time "Urban farmer" and my hubby say i read to many books about raising chickens--but here is my problems. I have 4 hens that are 20 weeks old. I live in the city and they have a " condo" living. The top floor has food, water, roosts, and two nesting boxes. Bottom open air and open to free ranging. The house is 5x5 with ceiling up to 4' for the roosting spot. OK with that said. My hen Samantha has been acting strange this afternoon. This morning her "normal" self--but later in the day i notice she was not moving around much, not sitting, just standing. When i went out to give them their afternoon visit and a little treat she did not come running---totally unlike her. She was just standing!!! So i watched her and notice that her tail feathers we down a bit and not really active. Later in the day i was able to just "pick her up" another strange thing, as she always like to put up a little resistance. I checked to see if an egg was lodge but really couldn't feel anything---but again, this would be my first experience with that!!!. I put her in the top floor of their home and watch. When it was bed time, it took her 3 tries to get up to the roost!! Do you think she ate something that didn't agree with her or is she egg bound???????? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!