I have had four sex-links for about 18 months, and 2 bantam silkies for about 9 months. They have been fine, no health issues whatsoever. About 4 days ago, one silkie began to be unable to walk. Her head is often all twisted weird, she staggers around, and is unable to eat or drink. I have had to dip her beak in a cup of water several times a day to get anything down her. I kind of made a sludge of crumbles and water so she would get a little nourishment. But she is drooping, her feathers are starting to come out, and she has a peculiar smell. A friend suggested it might be Newcastle, but how would she get a virus after being with me for 9 months?! If it's not that, does anyone have an idea of what it could be? I don't see any egg-bound type issues, no diarrhea, etc. (nothing coming out since so little is going in, I guess), it all seems neurological. No injuries that I can see. I've accepted that I might lose her,and I'm trying to make her as comfortable as possible. But she was just fine a week ago and now is in desperate shape, and I really want to help her! Any ideas?!?