Good Morning This morning I went to clean the coop and found white slimy stuff, which I have never seen before. I have 2 dark Brahmas, born 2/17/16 . I read not to give them layers feed until 18 weeks, I waited til 20 weeks. I have 2 older hens by a few months. I tried to give them the layers feed when I let them out to free range for the calcium, before hand. Every once and a while they would grab a few pieces, when I turned my head but not that much at all. I feed them dry worms sometimes. Organic bread to get them back in the coop. Water melon, sometimes blue berries. My husband gave them a little cabbage. They seem all to be eating and drinking. I read about ascites, and read humans can catch, no cure. They are young and I really pray they are alright. My brahmas starting laying at 5 months 3 days old. The eggs were really small. Now yesterday one of the Brahmas layed large egg double yoke. Which I thought was very unusual. If anybody has knowledge about this please write back.