1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) blue bantam Silkie, almost 2 years. 2) What is the behavior, exactly. barely able to breath. getting weak from all the effort. large open mouth neck outstretched, sometimes coughs so much she falls over (1/hour) Occasionally can sleep somewhat normally but breathing heavy. No pus. Sometimes eyes look teary when she stretches out her neck and is struggling to breath. could be pain and or strain, goes away when the moment goes away. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Was a little down but this started this evening./last night It's possible that this started before but I didn't notice till I took her to my house for the night. 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no But one appears to have been swarmed by mites or fleas and is now covered in Diatamacious earth. the silkie I need help with 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. She was a little down, sleeping during the day. otherwise fine. 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. I think so, She has food in her crop and I gave here a treat of oatmeal yesterday as a PICK ME UP treat. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal mostly, occasionally runny 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Verm-x internal parasite control, by mouth, Attempted oil in throat and crop and neck massage. Diatamacious earth 9may be too little to late if it is worms) Looked in her throat and didn't see anything but also realized I don't know what anything is supposed to look like anyhow. gave shot of Tylan 50 (thinking it was respiratory bacteria, as it had been before) No pus has been found though. 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? treat myself. there is an everything Walmart mins from my house. 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use In my room now, she has blankets. Normally sleeps in her house outside with her friends. They have sudan grass/hay.