Hi Every One I got my girls around a year an a half ago... 4 of them Pecky , Sea Hawk, simone de beauvoir, and tina ... My girls like all the other members of our family are not LIVE STOCK not PETS not FOOD they are our babies and our animal companions, I don't eat meat and I learned to respect and value all life thanks to observing them and my other babies..We had to give Tina in adoption since she made a lot of noise and we live in the city, It wasn't easy since this is a forever home..... Every thing was going well considering our lack of experience and the fact that we were getting them the best food and giving them Diatomaceous earth and putting it in their coop and feathers , also we spoiled them with fresh organic kale and vegetables and occasional watermelon which they loved . A month ago a raccoon got a hold of one of my babies and almost ate her , Pecky was recovering inside and the other 2 girls in the coop, I notice around 10 days ago that my sea hawk was walking funny, took her home and check her, came to this site and find out to my worry that she had a respiratory disease and Since I was home alone and my other half on a trip I couldn't afford to take her to the vet that late and have no car, while waiting for my bf to get back a day later I tried to do as much as I could find of safe guidance online....but I lost her next day I was devastated, and concern about simone which seems ok....I took her inside for observation away from my other chicken as precaution, next day I checked her since she was slower than normally and noticed no hard sound on her breathing which made me happy but she was so slow and no eating when checking her body I notice 2 huge bumps on her rump and red, I freaked out and find out she had huge hole full of maggots on it.... I took her to the vet but was to late for her and we let her go.... ... Now I'm over protective with pecky she looks fine but is pecking her feathers a lot ans some sort of dandruff white pieaces fall ? what is it ? is he her skin? is she ok? PLEASE help I'm very worry and can't afford more doctors I just came back from hospital too. TYVM for your help.