I need to have my hens' fecal droppings tested for worms and coccidiosis. I don't currently have a vet, so I don't know where to take these samples to have them tested. Is there an inexpensive mail-in option? I see Pet Smart has a mail-in test that checks for worms, but it didn't say anything about also testing for coccidiosis. I am nervous about going to a vet cold, not knowing how competent and careful he or she might be? Where would you go for such a test? And what should it cost? I dread calling all around for the best price, but I'm poor. Thanks for your help. Is there anything else I should have the chickens' fecal samples tested for? I'm nervous because their combs seem to have gone from bright red around March 2, to a paler, Dentyne gum color now. And their feathers seem duller than they were last year. They are only a year old. I've read that both coccidiosis and worms exhibit these symptoms. I can buy Sevin-5 to dust for lice/parasites (or get Carrabyl (sp?), in case that's what they have, but those don't show up in fecal samples, am I correct? Someone in another group told me her hen who died of coccidiosis exhibited the pasty butt syndrome that my chickens recently displayed. Today I did get 2 eggs. I had been getting only one for the last 5 days or so. I'm wondering whether they could have a nutritional deficiency. But I think I'd better start with the fecal testing to rule out coccidiosis and worms first, for peace of mind. I'm in Salt Lake City, Utah, in case anyone knows of a good vet here who wouldn't charge too much for such testing? Thanks so much for your help.