I have a beautiful little Silkie named Emily Shakespeare... if you can't tell by the name, she is my little boy's prized companion... She is about 9 months old but has always seemed a bit odd compared to the other birds we have. She's very... well... slow. She has always spent time with my son... whether in or out of the house. She's never really been very active, and seemed to be getting picked on by the remainder of the flock. I picked her up the other day and she had bubbly fluid in her eyes, and her head was soaking wet from all of the snot she had forming around her nostrils. I brought her inside and cleaned her up a bit. She sounded funny, like she had lost her voice and all she did for about three days was eat and sleep. I picked up a bottle of Vet rx from Tractor Supply and followed the directions on the bottle.. she seemed to clear up a bit - the fluid/mucus seemed to dry up (in fact, I had to peel away the dried up fluid on her eyes so she could open them) and her eating slowed down a bit. Yesterday, I noticed something was seriously wrong. The nostrils were covered in snot again and now she is having what looks like balance issues... She keeps rubbing her head underneath her on the ground so much that she is literally tipping over. When she's not rubbing it on the ground, she is laying there with her butt in the air and her head and neck twisted on the ground towards her body. This am I tried administering the vet rx in a neubulizer vaporizer that I had in the house and she seems to lift her head up a bit more now than before- but she is still doing it and refusing to eat or drink. She keeps pushing herself backwards as she does this and I keep finding her in her water tray because she's shoved herself so far backwards. Does anyone have any idea what this is or how to fix it?? I am not ready for the devastation that losing this chicken will cause- especially right before Christmas! This chicken is my son's best friend, without a doubt... and I can't bear to lose her! Please Please help!??!