Ok, my biggest brown Americauna, which is about 4 weeks old, eats everything when she is outside, including earthworms, etc. I have been taking the chicks outside on the nice warm sunny days, cuz I have been feeling sorry for them, being all cooped (ha, cooped) up inside for so long. We havent had very many days that have been nice. So, the last three days, she has been scratching at her throat and beak area, and keeps opening her mouth like she is yawning. She doesnt do it constantly yet, and still seems healthy, but does have diarhea, a murky dark poo that smells. I want to get on top of the prob before it gets bad if is gapes, but am really not sure what to do for it. I searched and googled and maybe am looking in the wrong areas or something, becuz I am not finding much info. Anyone know what to do and does this sound like gapes? Thanks for the help.