Okay - so I inspect my hens all the time for mites, lice, diseases in general. Yesterday we had a roofer over who was power washing the roof and it scared the living daylights out of the girls, so we had to move them to another location. When I picked them up, I got to noticing that SOME of them (probably 3 out of 6) had a bonier breast bone than the others. My question is... is that normal? Should I actually FEEL their breast bone like that? I guess I'm so used to seeing what a "cooked store bought" chicken looks like (think oven stuffer roaster) - than what an actual live chicken looks like, so I dont know. Even the other 3 that arent as bony in the breast area, I can feel their breast bone, but its not as prominent. They always act like they're hungry, but they have access to their feed 24/7, they also get treats as well and veggies (but not daily - like every other day) because I dont want them to become dependent upon treats and not eat their feed. Scratch is available as well and gets mixed into their feed (1/4 scratch to 3/4 thier feed portion). So - ...normal or not? How much should a hen weigh? They were a year old last month and I think they're pretty healthy, havent seen any worms or anything, but now that I've been reading about worms on here and everything now I want to treat them since they always act hungry all the time. Never have I seen a worm in their stools though and I look all the time. I dont think I'll ever eat an egg again after looking through posts with worms now... OMG... *trying not to gag here*. Took me FOREVER to eat a farm fresh egg as it was - now I looked through those and ewwwwwwwwww.... Okay -Should I worm them just in case and if so - WHAT wormer? I use DE and ACV but..... I'm so conflicted now. And OTC dewormers, there are SO many out there. My girls lay daily - so how long before you can eat eggs after worming- whats the effects? So many people say different things and say "use this product over that one" some say you can never eat the eggs again if you use a commercial wormer - others say "yes you can.." then again... if you COULD eat them, why would it state on the bottle "not for use in chickens?" OMG... Pumpkin seeds - I see "use raw" "use dried" - then for both - its "grind them up"... ARGH!! No wonder I'm confused.