I have a chicken that's feathers on her tail, around her vent, and partially up her back are broken off near the skin, leaving part of the sheaf sticking out, which are black/blue in color and filled with a gold/clear looking slightly thick liquid. Some of the longer feathers are black/blue at the base of the sheaf and covered in a wax like substance that is very hard. I pulled some of these out, (they didn't bleed) which came out quite easily, and they had this golden colored fluid come out of the end of them and from where the feather was pulled from. I tried to scrape the waxy looking stuff off and the sheaf just disintegrated into a gooey mess. The larger tail feathers are extremely hard, with white concrete like substance up the sheaf and partially covering the feathers as well, which when I pull apart the white substance sort of turns quite powdery. Is there any one out there who might have any ideas please?