My beloved rooster Marty passed away this morning and I don't know what from. I'm so upset for his was my favourite and such a sweet natured and kind rooster. I found him on Sunday morning quiet and reserved (where is usually happy to see me) and a bit fluffed up with his feathers. I picked him up and he was still quite alert and happy to sit in my arms. I gave all my chooks fresh food and water and he still ate and had plenty to drink.
I went out for the afternoon and came home around 6pm.... he was still quiet and reserved and had taken himself off to the nesting-box (which is odd for he is usually the last to go in after the girls)...I found green poop (not diarrhea) but softish where he had been. I inspected the poop but couldn't see any worms. I sat with him through sunset knowing I may not see him alive in the morning, and sure enough early this morning when I checked on him, he had passed away :(
So does anyone have ANY IDEAS of what this could have been? I will clean the coop from top to bottom just incase it is contagious for I REALLY don't want to loose any of my girls. This morning the others seem fine but I'm paranoid this could or can spread...
Please help :(