Hi all. I just joined, though I've been following from afar for 5 years now. Yesterday, the dreaded happened: something got into our coop and took one of my girls away. The other three, obviously freaked out, managed to fight whatever it was off. After inspecting them all to make sure they were okay, I noticed my golden laced wyandotte had poo/white gunk weighing down all her back feathers. Thinking whatever it was scared the $#!+ out of her, I rinsed her the best I could and got a better look. It looked like her vent was swollen and contracting. Once she was somewhat clean, I sent her bed and hoped for the best, When I went out the check her this a.m., her backside is covered with white gunk--it doesn't resemble poo anymore. I've read the threads about vent gleet. Is it just a coincidence she started showing these symptoms after fighting off a predator or is it an injury or something worse do you think? As far as her behavior, she did isolate herself last night and doesn't seem to be eating too enthusiastically this morning. She was closing her eyes a lot yesterday, likely recouping after the 'break-in'. Thanks for your help/insight. I really wish there was a vet around these parts who saw chickens!