I had 6 chickens, three of them 3 1/2 years old and three 1 year old.
4 weeks ago one of the older chickens became unwell and died. She went downhill very quick and we didn't have time to do anything about it. She became listless and noticed she had a very dirty bottom and within a few hours she died.
2 days ago another of our older chickens died. We noticed when we got home from work that she was making a funny noise as though she was chocking. She was still eating, but also had a dirty bottom, within 3 hours she had died.
I don't think the two deaths are connected as the first one wasn't acting the same way as the second, however I am now concerned for the other 4 chickens who presently seem to be healthy!
Does anyone have any idea what I should do and what might have been wrong with the chickens?