Hello. We have a three year old Golden Comet hen who has been ill. She has been reluctant to eat and for the past three days has eaten nothing, so we began tube feeding yesterday. My main concern is that she have fluids so we are giving her Buttermilk and yogurt diluted with water, which is all that I have on hand; but I planned to go and get her some baby bird formula. My concern is that every time we tube feed her (or handle her at all) she is totally exhausted afterwards and sleeps the rest of the day. We are not sure what is wrong, we have dewormed her with Valbazen (and we have the flock on a regular deworm schedule besides) and she is in the house in a hospital cage, but she does not seem to be improving at all. I'm just curious if anyone has actually had luck with tube feeding (honestly we have only tube fed one or two other birds in the past, but we never had any luck at all in reviving any this way) and, at what point should we expect to see improvement, if she is going to improve? I feel like we are torturing her. I was hoping that the buttermilk might help to soothe her gut, but nothing seems to be making any difference. I am just trying to figure out at what point it might be kinder to just have her euthanized, rather than continue to shove stuff down her throat day after day. Anyone?