She has always eaten well - gobbling down a wet mash whenever offered (most days), and has a constant supply of pellets and fresh water in 5 gallon self feeders.
We noticed her sneezing and coughing, and think she’s the one with runny poo (no blood), but otherwise she runs around a lot as she always has. No others in the flock of 9 hens has been sick.
We noticed that all the girls have been drinking out of the wild bird spa - the wild birds drink and bathe in some lava rocks and a glass bowl we have in the yard.
We noticed her cough yesterday, so last night we captured her from the roost and separated her from the flock. We hadn’t noticed the black crusty growths until then.
We searched all over this island (Big Island, Hawai’i) and could not find antibiotics. We were recommended some VetRX by a feed store, so we got that and have spread it on all the growths and put a few drops down her throat twice today (Monday).
She doesn’t look or sound very good now. She’s in a 3’x3’x2’ cage. We’re not expecting her to make it.
Any ideas what the growths are, are they related to her respiratory problems?