A friend of mine and I are on vacation, several hundred miles from home, and hubby is in charge of my 12 pullets (10 weeks old). He called to tell me he'd found one dead this evening in the coop, with what he described as a "rubbery neck" and her intestines protruding from the rear. I'm guessing it's botulism, and the intestines were possibly caused by being trampled? (It rained all day, so they spent the day in the coop). I've told him to wash out the waterer and feeder, and be sure he's cleaning out the coop. This is all I know to do...we'll be home in a couple days. Any other ideas? Was my instruction appropriate? Thanks in advance...I'm pretty bummed about my chick.