Hi, so this story start about a month ago, I had come home from out of town for about two weeks, and all of my girls seemed a little off. I noticed that one of them was very skinny and she hadn't laid an egg since a few days after I left. She started breathing very heavy (almost gape worm like) and I had to feed her by hand for about six days and one morning I came out and she had died. When i went out of town the people who were supposed to be taking care of my chickens were not cleaning it exactly how it is supposed to be (which i am not mad about because it is hard to expect someone to clean like you would when they don't own chickens themselves) and basically all of the poop in the coop was just being re-covered with pine shavings and not being removed. This was during the hot hot hot summer (and humid) of south florida so this is really the time of year things should be extra clean. A few days after I came home I actually saw round worms in the the two Polish's droppings (which was odd because those two were actually the only ones who were acting perky and normal). So now that I knew we had a worm infestation, I wormed everyone, waited for 14 days and wormed everyone again. (During the first 14 day worming was when the other chicken died, I attributed her respiratory symptoms to having some worm or worm larvae in her respiratory tract, which i read could happen). I was hoping that this worming would take away all of the problems, and all of the girls did seem to be doing better then all of a sudden my bantam aracauna stopped laying. This didn't really alarm me because she usually lays for about 14 days then goes broody & repeat.... but this time she stopped laying and didn't go broody but she is acting normal, so i just didn't worry about this too much because she isn't the most prolific layer. So now it has been about a week since the last worming cycle and I was so excited to start getting eggs again (since you have to toss all of the eggs during those 28 days of worming which is SO hard!) and now, both of my Polish, who usually lay 6 eggs per week or so, have completely stopped laying. I know that there isn't a predator because I have on silkie that is broody right now, so the one other egg I am getting everyday ends up under her. Anyone who has Polish know that it isn't exactly easy to tell what they are feeling because they are suchs goofs anyways. But they are running to the front when I give treats and overall they seem normal, just not laying eggs. Have not seen any feathers so not sure if it could be molt, but don't know because I have never been through a molt. Anyways so for the record i have six laying hens and getting ONE egg a day (one broody, three stopped laying, one internal layer who hasnt laid in about a year but still acts super happy and healthy just has a super swollen but, and one girl who is still laying). HELP!