I have a question...maybe, someone can help.
One of our chickens, a white Plymouth Rock, suddenly started looking
lethargic and strange yesterday. She'd stand alone away from the flock, eyes closing, tail down and then snap out of it for few minutes and then resume the same behavior. When offered fresh water, she'd drink a large quantity. Although when my husband picked her up to exam her backside, liquid came out of her beak. She, also, makes a gurgling sound.
I've been researching the web and books but I'm looking for other members who've had similar experiences with their chickens. Is this a common illness and could she die from it? Right now, she's isolated from the rest of the flock. If she recovers, should we still let her back into the hen house?