This morning I went out to tend my two silkies and found one of them lying on the ground in their coop, with no signs of injury at all. She looks dead, but occasionally her foot or head will jerk. Maybe comatose? She feels cool to the touch and has a slight odor, not bad, but sort of like decay. I can't find the source of the smell.
She was fine, completely normal yesterday. I had noticed in the past week or so that she was acting a little odd, like she couldn't see well, but I checked her out, and she appeared to have nothing wrong with her.
It's obvious that there's nothing that I can do for her, but now I'm worried about her coop mate and my other flock of laying hens (they don't mingle). Does this sound like bird flu or some other sickness? I'm just flabbergasted!
Thanks for your help.