Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and from the North UK. I have been reading the forum a while and intended to join,just didn't expect to need advice on a sick chick, so soon! I have a Silkie pullet between 4 and 6 months old. Just before Christmas she started to look bedraggled and lost weight. From observing her I notice that she has difficulty swallowing and gapes a lot. S he does eat and drink, not eating quite as much as normal, her feathers have become very thin on her head. She is not particulary droopy, no sign of lesions in her mouth/throat, cannot see any worms, she is pretty bright and since taking her into a warm shed she has perked up but still this difficulty in swallowing. She was on Baytril for a week and recently started a worming regime again, (done about 3 months ago) Recently se4nt samples of hen poo off to the lab as we were worried about diarhoea in a recently aquired hen, all came back as normal, with very, very low count of worm eggs, no salmonella etc, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated as my chooks mean a lot to me. Many Thanks.