This morning I found Elvis the chicken dead in the coop. :-( I could tell she wasn't quite herself about two days ago and checked her out as best as I could. Her rear end was missing some feathers and had some poop stuck to it. (Sorry for that mental image.) I cleaned her up by soaking her in some Epsom salt water, and sprayed her rear end with blu-kote. As far as I could tell, she was not egg bound. I tried to read up on what else it could be and treated her with olive oil for sour crop and also with vet rx. At first she kept to herself a lot, but yesterday she seemed better and was "out and about" again. She didn't eat a whole lot from what we could tell, but she did drink quite a bit.
I'm so sad that I couldn't help her and I just wish I knew what was wrong with her. Since we are so new to this, any advice would be appreciated. Anything else I could have or should have done?