Well, the girls are all molting suddenly--who wouldn't want to molt just as 27 degree weather approaches? And because there are way too many pasty/dirty butts wandering around--due to the worms? No clue, I gave them all a little bath. Big Red included. I gave him vitamin drencher. They are on Rooster Booster dewormer. I bought a Chicken Health package that is a natural way to maintain health during deworming. You put it in the water. And I have to go out of town. I told our chicken sitter if she arrives and Big Red is um gone, to please take him to our vet who would autopsy or send to state to autopsy. And all eggs to be boiled and fed back to the hens; no human consumption. When I get back in a week and a day, I'll see where we are at. If Big Red is still around and still ugh, I'll use the next dewormer on the list.
No, no lice or mites and I just cleaned the coop and put down diatamacous food grade earth.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INPUT.
And now, I might have to go take another bath. Or two.