Bought 15 chicks (mail order) and fell in love but wanted eggs a little sooner. Found an ad for layers and bought 2. She has been with us for about 6 weeks- the other, Henrietta (original, I know) died about 2-3 weeks ago after suffering from lethargy and difficulty walking; we lost 6 of our pullets 2 weeks prior to that to coccidiosis. We treated the remaining girls with sulfanilamide and all a been well in our coop until this week:
I took Elvis out to treat her legs for possible mites (looking very scaly) and noticed she is foaming at mouth and smells bad.
Any information helping us treat our friend would be greatly appreciated!