Pepper is 7 months old and has been laying for 2 weeks today. Today I went out and picked her up and my friend noticed she spit up just a little. But doesn't that mean when you pick up a chicken and it drools like that it has a disease?? I've lost 2 others to this. I'm EXTREMLEY (can't spell that) worried. love this girl, we are so close and if she dies, I'm done with chickens- forever. It'll be my 5th loss in a year. What does she have?? She's laying normally everyday and I've never seen this happen before. Tomorrow I'm cleaning out the coop big time. 1) What type of bird , age and weight. barred rock, 7 months, weight-- normal? 2) What is the behavior, exactly. normal 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? one day as far as i know 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? not that i know of 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. she spit up just a little 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. not sure, haven't been home until it happened. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? none 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? would like to treat myself, but if i have to go to a vet i will 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. dont 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use. normal straw, house is a wooden small house shared with three other chickens 5 x 3 Thank you! PLEASE help! Any info would be GREAT!