Valerie, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. Unfortunately, your hen's behavior can indicate any number of illnesses or health issues in chickens. In avian medicine, there's rarely one cause of such a presentation, so we usually begin with a list of differential diagnoses and use lab tests, X-rays, and physical exams to differentiate one from another. Necropsy of a newly dead or a sacrificed severely ill bird then refrigerated (not frozen) can be an important diagnostic particularly in large flocks. Should this be the case, your best course of action is to reach out to your county-extension poultry personnel or avian-oriented veterinarian (please see here: aavac.com.au) for help in arranging a necropsy.
It's best to approach the diagnostic process with a clear sense of her financial value to your operation. Although some services such as your county animal disease diagnostic laboratory might be available free of charge through a county agency or land-grant extension office, the expense of some diagnostic tests and treatments can add up quickly. While it’s always worth your time and money to identify a bacterial or viral infection that could potentially impact more than one member of the flock, this might not be the case with a condition that only affects one hen. It frustrates me that I can't be more specific for you but such is the dilemma of poultry owners and vets alike.
If you don't have an avian vet available to you, presumptive treatment with a broad spectrum antibiotic such as tylosin (Tylan-50) dosed at 20-30 mg/lb once daily intramuscularly into a breast muscle or the injectable solution can be given orally (but it's quite distasteful) for 5-7 days is reasonable. I don't believe that you have access to such antibiotics in Australia, however, but you might be able to find this online. It's best to bring her inside as shown here: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/02/how-to-help-sick-chicken.html
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