Hi, I have been searching for what this could be and not found anything... This morning I noticed my 1 year old RIR hen had what looked like a piece of poop stuck to her vent. The feathers around the area are covered in dried white poop. I picked her up and flipped her over to look and it is a roundish, dry hard ball of feces dangling from a moist strand of something coming out of her vent. I pulled on the ball of poop. (sorry, I know it is gross, but I thought maybe it was a piece of grass or a worm or something like that she was fine last night) It felt firmly attached, and when I pulled a little more firmly i felt something give a little, but it felt almost like something was tearing or catching, and she started to struggle a little, so I stopped. I dont want to hurt her or make it worse. I was afraid it would catch on something so I snipped it off close to the poop, and where I cut it it looks like tissue. The other end slid back in the vent. There is a little light orange colored gelatinous clear stuff clinging around the vent in a couple spots too that looks weird. And it smells bad. Not like normal poop smell. She is eating and drinking and acting normal. I am not sure if she is laying, they havent been laying good the last couple weeks, and she is getting in alot of new feathers right now. Any thoughts?