We found our little Bantam silkie in a heap in our yard on Sunday. We thought she was dead, but closer inspection revealed she was in shock. A little detective work suggests that one of our cats may have attacked. (Odd, as he is typically scared of chickens... but the silkie is small, and can't see well through her head feathers, so perhaps.) Anyhow, we brought her inside, and put her in a clean crate in a darkened room with a heater on. She appeared to only have two visible injuries: missing feathers from her head (without any bloody spots), and a thumbtack sized puncture on her cheek/ear/neck. The heat and calm seemed to revive her a bit, but she was very mellow. After reading through forums, I cleaned the wounds with hydrogen peroxide, and rubbed neosporin on them. We gave her an electrolyte solution and some scrambled eggs - she wouldn't touch either. For the first day she just hunkered down motionless with her eyes closed. Day 2 (yesterday), she was a bit more perky. I cleaned the wound again, it looked better. No visible signs of an infection. She started holding her head up, but it would twitch/wobble sporadically. She wouldn't stand, and she wouldn't eat or drink. I tried to tempt her with other treats to no avail. I did get a little eye dropper, and gently drop water droplets onto the top of her beak, and she would drink them or shake them off. I noticed that as the day wore on, she took an interest in grooming herself. She does try to itch out her wounded ear from time to time. And she shakes her head around, so I think her neck muscles may be sore, but okay. Today she seems improved. She stood up. Her head spasms (if you can call them that) seem less frequent, and she has taken a much more serious interest in grooming herself. She has even started kicking the bedding up into her feathers, and them cleaning them out. But she still won't drink of eat! I gave her more water droplets and in addition to the food already out I presented her with little cut up orange bits. She wouldn't touch the food, but maybe got 2 ccs of water?. The wound looks good. I'm just worried that she still won't eat or voluntarily drink. Should I take this as a sign that her injury is more serious than it looks? Will she just start eating when all the shock wears off and she is ready? (Is it reasonable for her to still be in shock at this point?) Is there much else I can do for her, within reason? I like this little bird, and I'm willing and able to do some basic nursing. But if her recovery will require extraordinary measures, we aren't prepared for that, and I'd hate to be prolonging her suffering. Any advice would be appreciated!