Our chicken issues started when my favorite barred rock started acting strange (comb got pale, not sleeping on roost, not eating/drinking as much). My mom didn't want to treat the whole flock and just kept an eye on her. But she never got better and eventually just wasted away, even with easy access to food/water. She was an older chicken for us - but only really 3 yo so we weren't sure if it was natural death or not. None of the other chickens showed any signs of illness. A couple of weeks later, we noticed another hen whose comb was getting pale. We decided to separate her and to take her in to the vet (1st time going in to vet recommended by local feed store). Anyway - the vet took samples and said that she didn't have worms but couldn't seem to pinpoint what the problem was. My mom was thoroughly unimpressed by the vet. The closest thing the vet could say was that the hen wasn't completely digesting her food and was light in weight. We didn't want a repeat of what happened before so we took the antibiotic that the vet recommended (for intestinal necrosis - can't think of the name right now - we had to have the vet order it in) and gave it only to the affected chicken. I got her eating again by offering meal worms in with the feed - I hesitated b/c I wasn't sure she could digest them and it might make the problem worse - but I figured it was better to try them rather than nothing at all. I probably should have tried the wet/fermented feed - and I might still to help her gain weight. I also added kelp to help with the vitamins. I hesitated to add vitamins to the water b/c the antibiotic was given that way. Her comb still hasn't reddened up and she still hasn't laid an egg (over a week now). Her antibiotic is over today (7 day dose)...we had to use a syringe to get it down her throat for the first few days. She is now eating more and seems to be drinking but her comb is still pale and she isn't laying at all. Vet says we have to throw away eggs for 2 weeks anyway, but I hope this isn't some other problem. My plan is to use some vitamins in her water to make sure it is n't a deficiency of any sort, but I don't know what else to do. Has anyone seen this or have any idea on treatment?