3 days ago I got 14 chickens around 1 1/2 yrs old. They looked and acted fine except I did notice they were overweight. On the ride home I started smelling an odor similar to a wet dog smell. They did smell like mangy mutts like they had been cooped up with dogs. I also noticed something a little odd, they looked like they were yawning alot. Several of them would open their beaks and slightly hold their head in an upward motion and looked similar to a yawn. I have them in a separate room of the chicken house away from my other chickens. I filled the water jug up and they gobbled down the water like they hadnt seeen water in a long time. I filled it twice. They also gobbled down a bucket of food like savages. I went down the next morning and there was something wrong with one of them. She was very lethargic and I happened to look at one side of the wall and looked like there was vomit on it. I also noticed balck tar like poop that did not smell like regular chicken poop would smell like. I picked her up and on the way up to the house she vomited a couple more times. It was tanish like liquid. I have never smelled a dead corpse before but I can almost bet that that is what it smelled like. It smelled so bad! She died this morning. What could be going on here???? This morning I walked down to the chicken house to check on everything. The new chickens seemed fine although I have not given any food today, only water. Yesterday I gave them plain yogurt. Anyway I noticed one of my regular chickens that I've had for the last couple of years now doing that same yawning thing. I know they have never did that. I'm always with my chickens everyday.