This is my first year raising chickens - we have nine laying hens total, all about 8 months old. Day 1: We noticed one of our Rhode Island Reds not eating and not moving around much. Picked her up and immediately felt how skinny she was. Took her inside - she ate and drank a bit. Day 2: Appetite seems lower - still drinking. Took her to the vet, and he said her gizzard is impacted, and that she probably has poultry 'pika' where she just kept consuming grit without eating. We also wonder if she had been bullied out of eating her normal amount of feed. So, the vet took the attitude that 'it's just a chicken, and if you lose one, no big deal'. He seemed to think it was a poor prognosis, which may be the case but I thought I'd give the forum a try. Granted, we are not going to spend hundreds of dollars for surgery on her gizzard, but we do want to try everything we can. At this point, I am trying to give her mineral oil with a syringe, and wondering if a warm belly bath would help. Any other ideas/tips would be VERY welcome.