- May 22, 2019
I’m having an issue with my girls. A couple of weeks ago I had a hen die, she was sick for a few days with diarrhea and was just generally lethargic. But no one else was sick so I chalked it up to she had something going on that was confined to just her. Then the day before yesterday I had a hen with something hanging from her vent area. I have attached pictures .. sorry that they’re so gross and graphic. Yesterday my rooster, who was about 5 months old, just dropped dead in front of my eyes. He went for a blueberry and lost his balance, fell over and just died. He had been acting different for the past couple of weeks; not crowing as much, not walking with the rest of the flock, and spending a lot of time just sitting outside of my kitchen door. Today I went to let the girls out and I say to them “ are we all feeling ok today?” What do you know .. another hen has this weird long snot looking thing hanging from her vent. Does anyone have any ideas about what is happening?