I have a thread going under EMERGECENIES (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=167513 ). We have a Black Star hen that was fine this morning but is ill now. It is either an Egg Block, respiratory issue or both. We had her figured as either a younger bird that was just entering the laying phase or an older bird starting to exit the phase due to some shell-less eggs last week and the large but thin shelled ones she's now laying. Our question is simply this: We acquired this flock as layers and then meat birds once their production period was over. Should we process the hen for the table or simply put her down if need be considering her potential respiratory issue. Her breathing right now is raspy and gurgly. We are trying to save her with some meds (vitamins, antibiotics and warm bath soaks) as suggested in the other thread. Need some input.