My silkie/seabright bantam began turning her head sideways on Tuesday. Wednesday at dusk she didn't go in the coop with the others, found her under the coop laying on her side. Brought her in, began the vitamin e, selenium, b vitamin regime, and hand feeding her (all gleaned from posts here, and brownandblue egg site. Brought in her best bud, a d'uccle bantam, also. I'm keeping her in to keep an eye on her, and to make it easier to do the frequent hand feedings and vitamin dosings. These are my two explorer birds, though, and they don't much like the dog crate (even though it's extra extra large). She seems a LITTLE better today, maybe. At times, her head is turned just a little to the side. Other times, though, her head is down between her front legs, or tilted way back to her back. It's hard to get her to eat. Tried moistening food, all she is interested in eating are black oiled sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts. She will peck at a dish to get those. Can she survive on those?? Is this painful for her? I've read that improvement can take from a couple days to a month, does that sound right? I've been reading about euthanasia, should that be necessary. Don't know if I could do it, but I think my BF may help. At what point does one consider this?? I posted about this a few days ago, and got no response. I could really use some encouragement - I'm tired, anxious, and confused. Thanks.