I noticed one of my silkies (think it is a hen) walking a little off yesterday but thought it was a leg cramp from where she had just gotten up. Today I went out and she is walking around but is so low to the ground it looks as if she is sitting on the ground while trying to walk. I immediately took her out to get a better look at her. I sat her in some grass which she didn't even try to eat but my silkies can't really see to well from the feathers. I'm thinking about trimming them around their eyes. She kept walking around low to the ground. Her wings were slightly hung down. I did notice also around one side of her face it had some puss around her eye like mabye she got pecked and looked like some feathers were damaged on her head. Her back also had two spots that the feathers were short and dirty. Her tail feathers curved downward. They are this years chicks so they might be at mating age by now. She is in a pen with 4 other silkies. I think 2 males and 2 females from just going by looks and size. There is however a big Americana rooster in with them that is around the same age. Could he be trying to breed her and maybe injured her due to his size? I'm afraid my FIL will put her down since he put one of my other silkies down that randomly walked around in circles while I was on vacation. That chick I think had an injury when it was young where it might of gotten pecked in the back of the head.