so...my husband and i got 6 hens, 2 leghorns and 4 sexlinks(is this a breed of chicken? i've never seen it listed with other breeds) we got them a month ago and now they are 20 weeks old. we keep them in a moveable chicken tractor my husband made. we move them several times a day and have chicken feed for them. we love our girls, they always seem full of energy. yesterday morning we noticed one of our leghorns wasn't moving and did not eat or drink when we offered her food and water. we pulled her out of the tractor and tried to feed her throughout the day. we noticed she had pretty bad lice so i went to find something at the store for lice. when i came home she seemed worse so we brought her to the animal hospital. the vet told us that she was dying of starvation! we were shocked! the day before she seemed fine to us. we brought her home and tried to feed her with a syringe but she didn't make it through the night. I've been reading a few posts on byc and trying to get an idea of what happened. we used some natural stuff for the lice for the others yesterday and when we picked them up we noticed they are also thin. from what i've read i suspect it was some kind of parasite. what do you all think? i'm worried about the others now, i would like to deworm them. I would like to use something natural but i also really want to be sure it works. any advice?