I got final necropsy results in today, and it seems my rooster died from a severe trachea infection due to somthing lodged in mucous plug in his throat. He had pneumonia, which caused the mucous. But what caused the pnemonia seems to be a bit of a mystery. He was negative for mareks, avian flu, laryngotracheitis, and mycoplasma. The final report states that they were able to isolate a bacteria, but not identify it. What the heck does that mean? He stated also in the reprt that no other birds were in danger. Biff died 12 days ago. I now have a hen BO, 1 year old, who's subdued somewhat. She didn't come out to forage when I opened the gate. She was asleep on a perch. She was gaping as she slept. Ithought I would be able to easily pick her up to apply some oil to her legs (she has mites I'm pretty sure-raised scales and knots on one foot). She went crazy and sqwuaked like a maniac. Caught me off guard and I. Let her go. She's never liked to be handled. I got a very good look at her nose though. It was perfectly clean and dry. Her eyes were not puffy or swollen either. I've not been anywhere with them and I've not added any more birds. Do you think the vet missed something-he specializes in poultry disease? Could this be associated with molting or the mites. By the afternoon her cone was red again and she more active, but she did the same thing yesterday. Maybe I'm over analyzing given the recnt death of my rooster.