Oh, why are chickens so gross sometimes? One of my hens was sick (lethargic, with green diarrhea) so I separated her from the flock, putting her into a dog kennel in the corner of the barn with a heat lamp. I gave her some electrolytes in her water and oatmeal with some DE and cayenne pepper (how I treat for worms). She got better for a couple of days, but then sadly, she did not make it. When she passed overnight, she fell up against the cage she was in, exposing her neck and side...and what did the other hens (who previously ignored the whole completely sectioned off corner) do? Pecked at her. That's right, they ate part of her! ACK! Now I am worried about disease transmission, or even eating the eggs from the little cannibals. Should I be? Is it as bad as I'm making it out to be? My husband says the chickens were only doing what chickens do: eat and survive. Well, the human in charge of the little feathered monsters still thinks it's disgusting. Any recommendations? Will the other birds be OK? The eggs? ...and from now on, if I have any other sick birds in the future, they will be brought out of the barn and into the garage, so if they unfortunately pass, they will be SAFE, which is a better practice anyway! Thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.