I've got an 18 week old pekin who is the last of three hens we had about 12 weeks ago who had what we think was coccidiosis about three days after we had them. We treated them with coxoid and all three recovered really well. About five weeks ago one of the hens (a LS) suddenly became very ill (sleepy with drooping neck, not eating or drinking) and died within hours. Up until that morning she had been very well. The third hen decided to become a roo and is living happily with the breeder. My remaining pekin seems very slow growing although healthy untill the last few days when she's seemed very quiet, although eating and drinking well. He poos have become a little runny and she has had a dirty bottom for two days. She has also lost weight. She's eating and drinking ok, and at least once a day we separate her for a cuddle and to make sure she has a chance to eat loads. For the last few weeks she's been sharing a coup with two new 13 week old RIRxLS hens. They get on really well. When the new birds arrived we were advised to treat all with coxoid for a week in case there were any coccidia in the ground. The two new birds seem really well, buy I've noticed some sticky dark red/brown stuff in their poo. The are fed on organic grower's pellets and I've put some medicated chick crumb in too, to give them a boost. We also have two 18 month old pekins who free range with the others but are kept in a different coup so I can give them layers pellets. They are both very well, laying well, although one had gone broody on me! The three pekins were wormed about three weeks ago and I will worm them again. Should I treat the younger hens for coccidiosis again, or is there anything else that could be causing these symptoms? Since the first birds were ill as soon as we got them (they were also too young to be off heat, but we didn't know that at the time coz we thought they were older and we trusted what we'd been told) I've become rather paranoid about chicken poo. There are no poultry vets in our area so no chance of feacal testing or professional help. Thanks!!!!