OK, two hens in 10 days. One young and healthy, the last one old and spoiled and perfectly healthy until last night. The young hen had a bloody drainage from her vent and heavy mucus from both nostrils before death. She didn't want to move even her head before death and was very listless during the day. She also had a LOT of congestion. When she breathed, she sounded like a coffee maker boiling. I checked her for being egg bound, gave her a warm bath, and gave her poly vi sol without iron. She died within 12 hours. I washed the coop with a 1 /2 TBSP bleach to 1 quart water ratio and changed bedding. 10 days ater the first, we lost our lap chicken, Bessie today. She started going downhill last night, but I thought that she was just going to bed earlier than the rest like she always does since she is older. This am, she just wanted to roost. Later in the am, I brought her out to get some treats like I always do during coop cleaning time where she gets her outside time since most of the hens pick on her due to her age, only she wasn't going on her usual walk out of the tractor. After watering the garden, she was still in the same place and so, I thought, "oh no." I brought her inside to rest and saw that her mouth was more mucus filled than normal. Her vent was ok, but she had poop all over the feathers. She was acting normally, just lethargic morso than usual, no labored breathing or mucus from the nose. The only thing that was abnormal was her energy level and a lot of mites that I dusted her and the rest of the girls in the flock today and the coop also. She ate some of her favorite food, and drank water with vitamins most of the day, then about 5 pm, got really lathargic and didn't want anything. She just went to sleep and.... I cannot figure out the cause from one to the other and I'm driving myself crazy figuring out if this could be CRD, or something else.. They are a closed flock that we got about a month and a half ago. They are on 16% layer pellets, oyster shells, and treats from the list along with a new spot to free range in the yard daily which is NOT treated with chemicals at all. Dh is aso upset about this, so much so that he's not in here with the rest of the family. We're both feeling like big failures at raising chickens, all we seem to do is kill them and it HURTS.