Hi, I am new to the forum so hello everyone! I have 13 laying hens that free range my fenced backyard. They all looked fine yesterday. I know they were all on the roost last night when I shut them up. I opened them up into their run at daybreak this morning but didn't stay around long. I went back 2 hours later to let them out to range and found one of my cuckoo marans on her side in the coop. She was breathing but not moving at all. When I picked her up she didn't move her legs or wings. Her head was twisted around, like the position she would be in to tuck her head under a wing. She opened her eyes when I picked her up but only briefly. When I held her on her back her neck straightened out. She had a small amount of poo on her backside and some of it was a yellow color (yolk?) but thick and dried. It seems strange to me that she was fine yesterday evening and almost dead this morning. I don't know if she has been laying or not. I have 3 marans and I know at least one is laying, I am getting chocolate brown eggs but only about 1 every day or 2. These are my first chickens and we have been problem free so far. I had my hubby put her down. I have 3 young boys and they are softies about the chickens so I didn't want them to see her in her pitiful state. All my other hens seem fine. Any ideas?