I have had problems for several weeks, with my chickens not laying. I have 51 hens, ranging in age from 20 weeks to 22 months. There are some brown runny stools in the pen, and I called the vet, as I am only getting between 0-5 eggs a day from all these hens. The vet had me bring in fecal samples, which I did. She called today to tell me that she found parasites in the stool specimens, and is trying to get a good answer for me, as to the next step. She is recommending a special antibiotic, and told me to be sure to get the right one, as one is not for laying hens. My vet is not a poultry expert, but is checking the with 'eggs-perts' out there, and said she keeps running into one expert telling her I need to do this, one expert saying NO, don't do that! In the meantime, the hens are all active and seem fine, but no real answers. Has anyone out there had problems like this? What did you do? How long did it take to clear up? The vet said she does not know where the parasites came from - feed, something they ate, etc. I am very frustrated, and just want to know a 'sure cure'! Would appreciate any advice! I am just sick with worry over this! The hens appear normal, are running around just fine, and their appetites are very good, just getting a vew few eggs evey day. My vet said that the eggs are fine to eat, the problems are with the chickens. All suggestions appreciated SO much!