I hope someone can help me out with this. I have a 2 year old hen, who has by the way stopped laying eggs months ago, who has been ill for the past 3 weeks. She has several times now been helped by antibiotics, but usually about half way through the prescription she falls back again to illness. I'm on her third prescription for antibiotics and it seems that she isn't responding at all anymore. if anything, I think it might just be holding the illness off, but eventually won't work. She is loosing weight, but still eating, albeit not with normal chicken gusto. She is weak. If I cage her she stops eating and drinking, so I let her out with the other hens and she does walk around and eat, but she does rest quiet a bit, close her eyes when she gets the chance. I've noticed her comb is dry and pale- so, I think she is dehydrated. Her feathers are looking dull. She doesn't have the energy to jump up onto things. I've treated her with the antibiotics and also now with some D-worm, though I'm not sure I gave her enough dosage. (I gave her enough d-worm orally up to the point where it says '1' on the syringe- I don't know what measurement that is.) I'm just at a loss as to what else I can try with her. She's a great hen and I'd hate to loose her. I did purchase some Oxine AH, but probably won't arrive until the middle of this week- which might be too late. I'd like to try and use that as a "sauna" with her just in case it might help. I'm also thinking about getting some Wazine 17- just in case the D-worm didn't get what is causing the problem. To tell you the truth though, I am not sure how to use the Wazine 17. I free range my chickens and they hardly drink from their water dish, so I don't know how effective that would be. Does anyone have any other ideas that I can try? I'm just about ready to get out some pumpkin seeds and garlic just in case its some sort of parasite (which I'm guessing it might be due to the fact she is still trying to eat). Maybe that could help? Anyone who has any ideas to share, I'd be so greatly appreciative to hear it! She just seems to have so much will to live yet... and it seems unfair to give up on her. Thanks in advance for any replies.