We noticed a problem with our Rhode Island Red rooster earlier. My husband had noticed him losing weight and picked him up tonight. He had a huge lump bigger than a fist on his throat. It was soft and moved easily. Anyway we decided to butcher because we were going to do so soon anyway. When he was opened up it was a huge amount of mud inside his throat anyone ever hear of this or know if it could affect the rest of my flock. He was about 17 weeks old. Thanks for any info you may have.