We have a buff polish crested hen who has been pining away for about one and one half weeks. 10 days ago we noticed how thin she is, and also that she was not walking much, her wings are low down, tail feathers, too, both dragging the ground. We brought her inside and she seemed interested in food. We isolated her in our broody coop and made sure she had food and water easily accessible. Inside we gave her bread and yogurt and chick-saver with water. Outside just chick feed with medication and clean water. She was isolated in the broody coop about 7 days. We left on a camping trip, hoping to come home and find her recovered. But, she seems worse, she can barely stand and does not walk. I just force fed her a scrambled egg. She still drinks water and even tried to peck the egg up herself. She pecked at yogurt and bread, but did not seem to be able to get it in her mouth to swallow? Not sure, she could really be that weak, so then I started force feeding the egg. She has a dirty bottom, but that is also from being in the pet carrier, I would guess. No bad smell. My daughter thinks her pom pom hairstyle is too long and she could not see and therefore began starving. Can this happen? Her top beak is a bit curved over the bottom, could she be starving from not being able to pick up the food? Her feathers are lovely, no apparent injuries, I looked down her throat as far as I could, no running nose, sneezing, or oozing eyes. Are there things I should treat for that are huge candidates for the cause of starvation? Worms? Any disease (we have no other symptoms)? Broad spectrum antibiotic? Thank you for sharing knowledge with us. She is a valued pet and egg producer. Poor thing.