I know it seems crazy but one by one it seems my flock (down to 10 hens) is getting ovarian cysts and ascites. It seems to have started around the time my rooster became mating age. I had a necropsy done on the last one that passed and all they found were cysts in the ovaries and ascites. I lost one a week before that and another a month ago with the same symptoms. I have another one that is starting to show the same symptoms. All of the hens are between 1.5 - 2 years old and all different breeds. There was nothing contagious found in the necropsy results. Could my luck just really be that bad? It seems like there must be something causing this. The symptoms have been: water belly, diarrhea, not laying, not eating/drinking, shivering. They end up starving because they stop eating/drinking. I wormed them in December. They seemed to be cocci type symptoms so I treated with Corid but the necropsy showed no cocci signs and neither did a fecal sample I had done prior to the necropsy. I give them fermented organic feed for breakfast and a mix of organic pellets and scratch and peck for dinner. I've also started giving them vitamins in their water. It's been a really wet/rainy winter and they frequently drink the rain water in the run which I'm sure is not good for them but not sure if that could cause the cysts and ascites.