Hi everyone, I am wondering if you could help me. I have two French marans, around 10 months old. One of them started to moult a week ago, and then, they both started to get watery smelly droppings, as if they had wet as well as pooped. No blood. As the one who was moulting's feathers started to come off I noticed she was really looking skinny. These birds don't like to be picked up and handled, but I managed to grab her and discovered she was emaciated! Her breastbone is sticking out like a blade. I checked the other one whilst it was sleeping tonight, and whilst not as thin, it still has the breastbone protruding too much, still to thin. They of course always have layers' pellets and fresh water provided at all times. They do like to drink from the bird bath, though. I have no idea what to do or what could be wrong. I live in rural france and their answer to a sick chicken is to cull it. I could see no mites on the one that was moulting, but she did seem to be shedding what look like a snowstorm of dandruff. Behaviour: The one in moult hasn't laid an egg for about six weeks, the one not in moult who is a slightly better weight lays regularly (got an egg today)They are strolling around as normal, but the moulting one does seem a bit more subdued ( i thought it was the moult). I am not sure if they have been eating less- they forage free range and only eat a little layers pellet anyway. But today, i brought out their favourite treat of corn and sunflower seeds and the really skinny one only ate a little and left the rest - unheard of. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.