Hi, so, I'm new to this as of this year. My first flock got eaten. My second flock is alot safer but they're young right now. They range from 2 weeks to 2 months old. yesterday when I was changing out water & food, I noticed a long, stringy, clear gooey thing. Kind of like clear snot. There was a considerable volume of it. I instantly checked all my chicks for any crusty noses and I didn't see any gooey noses or bubbly eyes. Could it have been vomit? Should I be worried? Could maybe one have over-drank because it was thirsty and then vomited it back up (like my dog does)? Or do I need to investigate the issue further? More importantly, I have a buff orpington that always has cuts/lesions since it was 1 week old. I thought it had fallen and cut itself and kept inside for 3-4 days while I tended the cuts. They improved, but while washing its cut foot in warm water, the skin of its foot just came off. Literally, like I was boiling it or something. Anyway, sometimes it's got a red dot on an eyelid and can't open it. But, it'll be a different eye the next day. And now, it just always looks sooo beat up. Its legs, comb, nostrils and eyelids always are cracked, lesioned and bleeding. Has anyone seen a chicken like this? Could it be pox? I'm inclined not to think so since it's the only chicken in the flock and is ALWAYS coming up with new lesions. Could it be some autoimmune disease? Suggestions? Ideas? I'd really appreciate some help on knowing what's wrong with this chick and what I can do for it. While it's made it to 4 weeks old, it always has its feathers fluffed a little bit and is not one to go and play in the run but would rather stay in the coop under the heat lamp. But it will perk up just fine when I change out the food and water or when some "action" happens. Never has a droopy head or anything. I just don't know what to think. I would really love to hear anyone's thoughts on this bird. thanks!