Hi. Long post, I'm so sorry. I've had my Pied Suffolk POL (Pecksniff,) for over a month, now. Ten days ago I added six birds to the three she was part of, and she changed. She simply withdrew and spent more time in the run shelter. I thought she was adjusting to the new birds so kept an eye on her. It's been a steady decline. When I picked her up to dust for mites I was shocked at how light she was. She remains still and doesn't scratch or peck at all, anymore, and is unsteady on her feet. She doesn't flap when I pick her up, and when I lay her on one palm, she just lies there, motionless. She will only eat food I hand-feed her, and even then only slowly. She seems to doze as much as she can, as far away from the others as possible. She doesn't use the coop any more, but remains in the run, not perching, just in a heap on the floor. I pop her in the coop, as it's normally chilly by them. There has been a shell-less egg found near her twice in the last week. Not sure if this is relevant. Other that these, she's never laid an egg. But only four of the nine hens lay, so far. All the others are in excellent health. All birds are the same age, but all different hybrids. None of the nine were nasty to start, but poor Pecksniff is so weak and slow now that they're picking on her, some pulling her feathers out whenever they're close. I've been spoiling her, but have no way of isolating her. (Additional space with divider has been ordered.) Run: 12' x 9' Roofed Shaded Coop: 15 bird wood coop. 258" of roost space. Top quality layers pellets Mixed corn + fruit & veg or BOSS or mealworms in the pm. ACV for one week per month Dusted for mites weekly No lice or parasites ever seen Poo is completely normal, no blood or odd colours Wormed three weeks ago. I don't keep hens to get eggs, or for low-cost living. I like to know that they live well and are happy, and we love spending time getting to know them. These threads about listless hens rarely end with the hen making a recovery. What I'd really like to know is, is it cruel for me to keep Pecksniff's miserable existence going on? Thanks so much.