This is a call for help from all of the vetran chicken owners out there... I recently bought a home that came with a flock of 10, 5-8 year old hens. Out of the 10 only 6 lay...and occasionaly at that. Approx. 2 weeks ago one of the hens began to act very different. Standing totally alone in the free range area, with eyes closed. She would not interact with the others at all. Her posture was "hunched" down, wings dropped, and lots of manure in her backside feathers. Last week she became totally weak unable to stand, or fend for herself. I seperated her, and provided water and some crkd. corn. She died Wed. of last week. I thought she was just old untill 2 days ago I have notoced the exact behavior in another hen...Hunched over, not eating or interacting with the other birds. Is my flock just checking out? Or do I administer the antibiotics? Please help, I do not want to contaminate the whole flock...if it can be helped.