Firstly, I'm so sorry if this has been asked and answered before - I have looked and couldn't' find anything that matches what is happening with one of my silkies, so I thought I'd ask you what you think.
I have 3 silkies, 2 young ones who are under 1 year, and 1 older who I was told is 3 years old. They have all been laying on average 1 egg each per day until this week, when my older girl has started acting strange. She goes into her box and seems to want to sleep all day. When I get her out, she is quite dopey and docile, but after a few minutes wakes up and has a little peck around and a feed, and then goes straight back in. Since she's started acting like this, she hasn't laid any eggs, and the other two have only laid once or twice - I think this is because she's in there all the time, they won't go in while she is maybe?
Her crop feels fine and I've looked in her mouth, and can't see anything abnormal. She does eat when she comes out, she's not aggressive when I go to pick her up in the box, and she doesn't appear to be losing weight at this stage. I've had one sick chick before she came along who was sneezing and had a viral infection, but she's not displaying any of the same symptoms as this one. the only concerning things really are that she wants to sleep all day, and isn't laying.
The weather has just warmed up here, so I thought that might be a factor, but I'm still quite worried.
Does anyone have any advice or information that might help?
Thanks so much.