The smell I had noticed when we got the 3 hens & rooster. But I thought it was just some poo or something. But today, I noticed the one hen staying apart from the others, and she had some small fly like bugs sitting on her. She has kind of mangy feathers on her tail.
I also saw her sticking her head under her, picking at [I assumed] feathers. But saw a small off white worm like thing fall. About the size of a piece of rice.
I had them out free ranging while I did stuff in the area. At dusk, the healthy ones returned to the coop as expected. But the Partridge rock was nowhere to be found. We had just about given up, and I was looking around the garage o ne last time, when I got a wiff of that smell. Found her. All listless. Like when they are sleeping, but even more so. Anyway, there was some blackish ooze on the floor under where she was. It has the bad smell. We wiped her some. She's missing feathers from her underside. Put her in some bedding in a box in the garage, rather than back with the healthy ones.
Any Ideas of what's happened / happening to her?