1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
Silkie, 16-17 weeks old, good size for a Silkie
2) What is the behavior, exactly.
She was placed in a coop with a Rhode Island Red, Polish, and her two brooder mates several days ago. For the most part, all looked good - we kept food and water on separate sides of the coop, had places for the silkies to escape or hide if need be. All the birds seem to get on ok.
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
Since the attack this morning.
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
No obvious sign of injury. She can stand, she holds her head up a bit. She doesn't seem to want to walk, but she can stand.
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
See 2 above. When we went out to check on this mid-morning, she was in the middle of the coop run with the RIR pecking her. She was huddled and not moving.
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
She will drink water when we put it to her beak through a medicine dropper but will not eat. We've offered watermelon, lettuce, and grower feed.
8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
No poop yet, she really doesn't move.
9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
She has been sleeping all afternoon, sometimes normally curled up,sometimes with her head out. When we first found her, we took her out of the coop and put her in her old brooder along with one of her brooder-mates.
10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
Not sure what a vet could do at this point. I am looking for suggestions or prior experience.
11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
She is now in pine shavings in a brooder box with ample water and feed.
This little peep is such a sweetie. She is so docile and pretty - she is my avatar, taken when she was just a couple of weeks old. I would hate to lose her, and hope that she is just recovering from shock. FYI, we took the offender out and put her in with the main population this evening after they all went to bed.
Any prior experience is appreciated.