HELP! Silkie can't stand up!

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Help! my 9 month old hen, silvie, has seemed withdrawn and lethargic for a while now. I put her in a bin with shavings and my brinsea ecoglow on max height. she was eating and drinking vigorously when I have fed her. I thought she might be egg bound and I soaked her in an epsom salt bath and gave her calcium, but when I felt for a stuck egg, there was nothing. Today, she can't stand up! I tried to put her on her feet, but she just flops to her side. when I listen to her breathing, there is a clicking sound! What should I do? I'm really worried!
 

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9 month old hen, silvie, has seemed withdrawn and lethargic for a while now.
she was eating and drinking vigorously when I have fed her. I thought she might be egg bound and I soaked her in an epsom salt bath and gave her calcium, but when I felt for a stuck egg, there was nothing.
Today, she can't stand up! I tried to put her on her feet, but she just flops to her side. when I listen to her breathing, there is a clicking sound!
I'm sorry to hear about Silvie.
Can you post some photos of her and the poop?
How long has she been withdrawn?
She was eating/drinking well up until today correct?
How does her crop feel?
When did she last lay an egg?
What are you feeding her including treats?

Can you take a poop sample to your vet for testing?
 

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