A friend sent me the following message. I don't know what to tell her. Please help. I would very much appreciate any insight! A couple of weeks ago, we lost our Phoenix chicken. She was fine in the morning, but by the afternoon she couldnt stand, and she had watery white poop so we brought her inside. I had found 3 paper eggs in the last 3 days and wasnt sure what was going on, but realized after that they were hers. Anyway, I tried to nurse her back to health, but she died that night. Then, last weekend, our golden comet was not her crazy self, she was just standing by herself, and I realized she had laid a shelless egg. I was able to pull some of the shell out but knew more was inside, so I brought her in, started giving her acv in water, molasses in water, pedialyte for electrolytes, and we gave her a warm bath. She was a great patient and drank everything we gave her. She made it through the night, but then in the morning she stopped drinking my concoctions so I gave her a warm bath with some mild soap and she expelled the rest of the egg shell, and a load of roundworms. She then expelled a rubber egg. So she seemed to be doing better. I drove up to Hardwick MA to the farmers co-op and got some piperazine to worm them all. I thought it would be the cure all, but this morning our barred rock was not looking great, and they all seem to have warm distended bellies. I have scoured backyardchickens and cant seem to find anyone who can figure this out. I have called a couple of farmers co-ops, and they are at a loss too. I ordered verm-x which is a natural broad spectrum dewormer, but it wont be here until Tuesday or so. Im not sure that is even what were dealing with here. I made a mistake giving them what I consider now too much BOSS for treats a while back, but they are basically just eating their food now, with an occasional cabbage or some kale. I sprayed their coop with a pirmethyrn spray last night in case they have mites in there. A couple of them have lost their feathers on their neck. One of the ones that has a baldish neck was the first to show problems a few months ago. It looked like she got a tick embedded in the back of her neck. I was able to spray bleach water on it and it shriveled up, but her feathers never totally grew back. I have seen some of the other girls plucking them though. She wont leave the nest right now, and is acting broody, but she also has a warm distended belly. Egg production went way down to which I know is a sign of stress. Do you have any idea what could be wrong?