I have two very old buff orp hens that i have been keeping to live out their lives. They have been very sweet ladies. Yesterday I found one in the silkie pile with her head turned around like she was sleeping. I got the others out of the way and sure enough she had passed on. It gave me great comfort to know that she passed with her friends around her and it looked to be a very easy death, passing away in her sleep. This is how it should be, RIP big girl.