Originally Posted by tannysue88
Thank you so much for your response! I had an out of town conference today and didn't have much time. When I got home this evening I sat out in the coop for awhile and she never made a suspicious peep! Totally normal behavior. I do still have the Buff Cochin with diarrhea but other than that she's great. Do you think wormer is necessary? I can isolate her for awhile if I need to just administer to the entire flock. I would prefer to worm naturally...if there is a way to do that. Also, I had 11 eggs and no shell-less tonight so that means one of the girls laying the shell-less has laid a normal egg today!
Laying a normal egg is good news!
Hopefully it is just being young and she's working out the "glitches".
I would just keep an eye on the one that was sneezing, if it was windy and dusty, they can occasionally sneeze just like we do, but if you notice more sneezing, runny nose, eyes, separate her immediately.
About you Cochin, they have the really fluffy bum? Do you have a pic of her poo? Sometimes what is called "cecal poop" can stick to the fluff if they don't expel quite hard/far enough, it is a sort of runny poo that is expelled about every 7-10 poos. Has she been eating especially watery treats (cucumbers, melon, squash) by any chance, anything that could just naturally cause diarrhea?
Anyway, I will link you with "the poop chart" and some worming info.
If you decide to worm, you can treat just her, but if she does have them then everyone else most likely does too. Worming "naturally" is controversial and the effectiveness is hit and miss. I won't get into that, so I will give you links to worming. Even Tilly's Nest has info on commercial wormers, she does have ideas of preventatives, but to get them under control if that is what the problem is a commercial wormer seems to be the most reliable and effective. Keep in mind that there is an egg throw away period when worming.