our little black chicken was fine yesterday, and dead today. I noticed she had a poopy tail maybe as long as a week ago, but she was eating and acting normal. I cleaned her up and she seemed fine. today she didnt leave the roost with the other chickens and her poopy tail looked cakey again, so I gave her a warm bath and cleaned her up. one side of her underpart was so swollen. she wasnt eating or doing well, couldnt hardly stand. so i made her a bed of new straw and she closed her eyes. while i was on the phone with a vet she died. can anyone tell me what happened? I had her since October and I think she was maybe a year old. as far as I know, she never laid an egg ever. we only had the 2 little bantams and neither of them have been laying. her sister did, but stopped when the egg she was setting on hatched. she had 4 eggs of her own but they werent fertile. she hatched a golden comet she thinks is hers.