Please help, I need a diagnosis! My sweet silkie chick, whom I just bought a few days ago, is suffering from something I can't identify. My mother woke up this morning, came outside, and found her lying on her back with her legs up in the air. She came rushing to my bedroom, and woke me up saying that the chick was dying. I wasn't totally convinced, so I held the chick for almost half an hour examining and watching her very closely. She didn't want to stand up, she just wanted to sleep. She kept seeking my hand for warmth, and didn't open her eyes for even a moment. This went on for another half an hour, and she started actually looking better after I put her down. She was opening her eye more, and starting to walk around. She still seems a little lethargic, and still only occasionally will she open her eyes. And from looking at her, I'm not sure; but I think she isn't putting on enough weight. I'll get pics of her up for you all, and you can share your opinion.