Okay, so I had 6 chickens, now I have 3. Gave 2 to a friend with a farm (loud roo, and his hen) and one passed. well put down after days of vet trips, and living in my basement inside a kiddie pool filled with wood chippings. She was paralyzed, and had a lump on her stomach. Eating and drinking, only because we put it right in front of her (she was paralyzed as mentioned) but we had decided enough was enough, and we got her put down (sad day). We took her from a necropsy and found she had died from SUBCAPSULAR RENAL HEMORRHAGE. Anatomic findings- Chompy Rhode Island Red Female 3 years weighed 4.50 lbs Fat Pad(dont know what this means, please explain!) 1 Developing Ova- 0 Feather score- 100% Foot Pad Score-0 normal Gizzard Erosion-0 normal small white nodules present on spleen right kidney enlarged with dark brown/black discoloration of lower lobe, appears to be a subcapsular hemorrhage/ clot from renal artery heart- Necrotic clot in left atrium from the injection to be put down Left Sciatic nerve- Mildly Enlarged they said Merek's cannot be ruled out, for it may have been an early stage. Aerobic culture of Kidney swab yielded growth of E Coli, Enterococcus species and Enterococcus faecalis. Mixed bacterial species were isolated from the speciman. if you have any comments or questions about any info I may have left out (like other comments they put) pm me or post on the thread because I still have the necropsy report.