Hello everyone, I recently adopted a couple of hens and they turned out to be sick (yes, I'm new at this!). Anyway, the aviary vet sent out a mucus sample (from runny nose) and nothing major came back but high levels of Ecoli. After panicking, I read that all chickens have eColi and it's nothing to worry about as long as the eggs are cooked. He put them on antiobiotics (no egg eating during this time but one brilliant suggestion I read - perhaps here - said to cook up the egg and feed it back to the girls; thank you- that was brilliant as I felt horrible about tossing out the egg). Anywho, I also put them on a probiotic to maintain healthy gut function. They seem to like the fortefied water but nowhere on the package do I see that it is safe to give them daily on a long-term basis. I know a lot of folks give their hens yogurt but the vet told me that dairy is not good for chickens. What are your thoughts on daily probiotics?