My BR was hiccuping constantly and "panting" (except of course, it's not hot here). This went on for 2 days - so I thought: gapeworm. On the second day, I gave it a pea-size dollop of Safe-Guard equine paste on a small bit of bread and isolated it from the rest of the flock. This morning - about 18 hours later - the chicken has quit hiccuping. It's eating and acting perfectly fine. So - was it most likely gapeworm and do I continue treating - or was it something else, that didn't require the medication? Will Safe-guard really work that fast?? I would really appreciate help with this as I don't want to continue medicating it if nothing is wrong - but don't want to put it back in with the flock if it just had a miraculous response to the treatment and needs to continue. Any ideas -- anyone?