I don't know if it's coincidence, but I adopted 3 hens in JUne from a boy who wasn't taking very good care of them. Since then, I've lost 2 hens, and one is very ill today after being poorly for 2-3 days. It goes the same: the hen is mopey; doesn't roost; tend to fall down if bumping into anything bigger than a blade of grass; lay on side with one foot curled up. I haven't had a chance to see their poops, but I'm not finding anything really unusual in the yard/coop. I did put everyone on Terramycin back in late June because I was concerned that the new girls had brought something with them (despite my quarantining them first). One thing I did notice is that they get weird, "clubby" clumps of poop on their backsides. It's not like when poop is a little runny because they're drinking a lot of water and it gets on their bums. Does anyone have any ideas? Please respond ASAP -- I have to use the library's computer and they close at 1 pm on Saturday. ETA: After being poorly for 5 days, my sweet Mae West (4.5 y/o NH) died. She stopped eating Tues and was drinking very little, so I knew it was just a matter of time. I have her in the freezer, pending info from APHIS on how/where to have a necropsy done. I'm giving the flock pumpkin and putting OACV in their water. I also cleaned the coop and sprayed a germicide in the corner in which the sick hens liked to hide. I tried to find the wormer at TSC, but couldn't recall the exact name and couldn't find anything that looked like it pertained to poultry, anyway.