Our sweet lovable little house chicken is very very sick. The vet says chickens are not his specialty and, although he has cured a couple of other problems, this one has him stumped. First, the basic facts: 1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) Bantam Rhode Island Red At least 2 years old. Also, she never laid an egg for us and occasionally lets out a cute little crow. She does feel slightly lighter than usual. 2) What is the behavior, exactly. One week ago, we noticed her left wing was drooping and she couldn't hold it up. Vet originally suspected nerve damage, especially since she wears a diaper every day and the strap goes right over her "shoulder." Over the course of a week, she has slowly lost her ability to stand and walk straight. the other wing is beginning to droop, but now as bad. She seems to be weaker and her balance is completely wack. She tries to stand and walk sometimes but it it is extremely difficult. Mostly she stumbles a few steps and colapses. In addition, her chest is very puffed up, so much so that she looks like a pigeon. It doesnt look like impacted croup; it is higher in the chest. She has a hard time eating and drinking, in part because she cannot reach the food. I didnt realize this until today. SHe also sits with her head turned and facing backwards, like she is looking back over her shoulder. she can turn her head both ways, but she has a preference for the right (the side away from the original weak wing.) Also she has been really lethargic. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? 8 days 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no they all seem just fine 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. none 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. only thing I can think of, she ate a fly that was exposed to poison or else she ate some cat poop or mouse poop 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. she has ah hard time reaching her food. Today I got her interested in a pumpkin donut, but she was not too excited about her food. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. I only saw one poop, and it was all watery white. She hardly seems to poop at all. 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Took her to the vet (no results) and hand fed her. Took her out for sunshine and fresh air today, and she seemed to perk up considerably. 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? There is a regular vet who I have ivsited, then there is a holistic vet who I dont think much of. I may have to take her to the exotic bird vet. 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. Im at work now, but I'll try to post a pic tomorrow 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use She lives in the house. Usually sleeps on an old bath towel. I have to get back out to work now. I'll write more later.