I am sitting her bawling. I love silkies. I've spend hundreds and hundreds buying top quailty birds. But I can never keep them alive. They have good housing, food, water, care. Yet despite my best efforts one by one they die off. First purchase I got 6 birds from Sunshine Silkies. One died at shipping. Then another white got pecked by my bantam cochin got wry neck. I cared for it for months. Did the whole vit e, selunim, prednisone, made it special food. It seems to be getting better then one day it just died. Bought 2 pairs from HarvestBreeze Silkies. Blue rooster got wry neck a few days after shipping. Same deal. After my struggles it died. Blue Hen was fine, then a week later I go out and just find her dead. Bought a blue pair from Cush N Tush. And a dozen eggs. Blue hen acted strange from day one. She didn't seem to have wry neck. But she just sat there starinng at the ground. Her crest was so very big I thought she just couldn't see. I trimmed it and tied to back. But it didn't help. She wouldn't eat or walk, or drink, if she did take a step she acted almost drunk and stumbled to one side. I tried again with the medicines for quite a while and lost her too. 4 eggs were fertile. All hatched. One chick got stepped on, got wry neck and died about a week old. The other three are a few weeks old now. And they were doing great. They had been moved outside because new chicks move dinto my inside brooder. Well this morning and went out to feed. And found the best chick and only splash, plus the other good blue dead in the run. They went outside last night or early morning in the rain and just sat out there and died. I am so upset. I have one chick left, but it doesn't look well either. I keep getting these beautiful birds. And loosing them. It makes me want to get out of chickens. I can't keep wasting all this money either. I think I've killed more silkies then I have living. What am I doing? Does anyone else have this problem. I just don't know what to do. It seems it's always the best ones I loose too. All three of the blue adults were just beautiful. Splash chick was looking perfect, the white rooster that I lost was of course the best of the group and my favorite.