[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I noticed yesterday that two of my chickens were lethargic and not excited to eat their scratch (very unusual). One also had diarrhea. [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I took both into the vet yesterday afternoon and sadly, the one with diarrhea (Jade) passed away this morning. The other one is still at the vet on antibiotics and seems to be more alert, but still not eating very well.[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The vet said Jade's intestinal tract was sloughing off and that there was some kind of infection similar to what we see in Parvo that affects dogs. Has anyone heard of this? I'm going to see about getting more specific information from the vet this afternoon and I'll post more then.[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Jade was just over a year old and seemed healthy. Dharma (the one still at the vet) is the same age. My husband did notice that both birds were not their usual selves on Sunday. I wish I would have known. They eat organic crumble and get scratch. I sometimes feed them fruit, but they didn't get anything unusual this last week. They were out in the yard foraging both Sunday and Monday, but I can't think of anything they might have gotten into.[/FONT] I'm trying to figure out if this will affect my other three chickens (they seem okay for now). And what the cause could be. My only idea so far is that they do eat snails in the yard. Could a snail have gotten into snail bait in a neighbor's yard and come into our yard? Could it be from their house being dirty? My husband took a few days longer than usual to clean it out. Could it be coccidiosis? I'm so sad that we lost Jade. She had such a great personality and had the most beautiful black feathers tinged with green. Let me know if any of you have seen this before and if you have any ideas on what might have caused it.