I just brought home two 3-4 mo. old cochins and silkie and on the car ride home noticed that one of the cochins has a distinct odor- it smelled much like a beetle (if any of you have stepped on one or played with one as a child you know the strong bitter smell I mean!!!) Didnt think much of it at first- figured it was something she got into or something....but we DID end up naming her BEETLE becuz of this- lol !! The smell went away, but then I'd notice every so often she would smell again...but then it'd go away- then again smell. We've only had them for 5 days now....I notice once in a great while she has clear liquid come from her nostril like when she shakes her head or sneezes...but it does not seem like anything out of the norm for any chicken (she does NOT sneeze to the point where I am concerned of sickness- just natural "oops got grain or dust up the nose sneezes"...) ANYWAY...I linked the smell to her beak when this happens...she shook her head and a tiny bit of 'wettness' landed on my wrist and I immediately realized my wrist had the odor...next time I noticed a bit of wetness I took a Q-tip and swabbed it and sure enough the q-tip smelled like beetles!!!! what could this beetle odor be??? She eats, drinks, interacts completely normal- just occasionally stinks like a squished beetle! ??? ???