This looks like a lot of explanation but I followed the rules of ?'s...NEWBIE Alert! 1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)- Silkie Roo, age 8mo, doesn't seem lighter or thinner 2) What is the behavior, exactly.- noticed limp a few days ago, will not grasp finger if placed on pad of foot, foot is turned out not under him, unsteady on legs, walking on knee joint on one side, head mostly down, sort of schrunched up into a ball most of the day, sleeping soundly, tail feathers down, wings-not spreading them out much or trying to fly when picked up, not roosting, laying on floor, eating some, not drinking much, tried to force feed liquid in syringe couldn't get him to open beak, doesn't crow often but not crowing at all, yellowish coloring on feet/legs, thought it was dirty but it didn't come off 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?- I noticed the limp about a week ago, brought him inside, cleaned him up, didn't notice anything on the foot that could cause limp,seemed to be drinking and eating a little, after a few days he was getting around slowly so I put him back outside 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?he's been in with a silkie hen since we got him at 4 weeks. She is not exhibiting any of these symptoms, they both have been separated from the flock since we got them 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.no 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.he was fine one day and not the next, did not notice any warning signs but this is our first flock 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. I think my husband may have given him layer feed not knowing it wasn't good for him, he is now on grower/finisher but layer is in with them for the hen.We have given them oatmeal as a treat but he's not crazy about it. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.I had both silkies in the house, wasn't sure which was doing it but one had watery green poop, the other had some watery then some formed green/white poop. Today his poop looked formed. 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Separated him from the other silkie, brought him in the house, bathed and dried him, thoroughly cleaned his foot, tried some vetericyn on a spot I thought might be something, tried feeding him nutra drench but couldn't get him to open beak, put it in the water instead but he won't drink it, also looked at vent, not exactly sure what I'm looking for or at, it looked greyish blue, almost couldn't find it in his fluffy feathers, checked breathing-appears quiet and fine, eyes do not look cloudy, wing may be a bit droopy 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?We do not have a vet here for chickens so I have to treat at home. 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use- he is in an extra large wire crate with a rubber bottom covered in wood shavings. Every time we tried to put them in the coop with the others over the summer they would attack the silkies. Right now we have towels in the crate so its warmer and softer. Other ?'s- if it is Marek's I have no idea how he would get it unless he came to us with it, he hasn't been out free ranging in months, doesn't seem to like to do it. The other chicken with him seems fine. Also, is it safe to eat the eggs from the hen that has been with him? If it is one of these there is no way I could cull him, how long before it would overtake him? I adore this guy, please tell me if I can help him somehow, this is so hard when they're not well. These are our pets! Thank you in advance for any advice you could give.So nice to have this community to turn to for us newbies.