On June 17, 2011, we picked up 1100 pullets from Meyer Hatchery. The pullets were 16 weeks old on the pick up day. The pullets were hauled on a new trailer that had never had chickens in it. We sold 100 hens to other people when we returned to our farm. Those hens never entered our chicken house which was a new house in a location where chickens had never been kept. We thought the hens were beautiful and everyone who saw them loved them. After about 3 weeks our hens were laying about 600 eggs per day. We were very happy with them. Then we started loosing hens, and the egg production dropped drastically. We dropped down to 200-250 eggs per day, and it has never recovered. After loosing about 100 hens, we took a sick hen to a poultry lab. The vet examined the hen and found that she was loaded with round worms. The vet said it was the worst case of round worms he had ever seen. He also stated that the hens had to have been infested with the worms for at least 3 months. We checked with the two other people who purchased hens. They were getting almost no eggs and had been loosing hens also. At this point we realized that our hens had been infected before we ever picked them up from the Meyer Hatchery grower. I called Meyer and they informed me that they accepted no responsibility for the worms. They also refused to provide medication for the hens. We are planning to add another 9,000 hens to our flock, but we will never buy another hen from Meyer Hatchery.