I posted a regular thread of this also. Hello- Can anyone help. One of our hens has been sick. A few weeks ago we noticed that she has been lethargic and not joining the other chickens when they are out in the yard to scratch. She mostly stays by her self, sometimes another hen may be with her. A few days ago I saw her show some spunk chasing a bug. I was hopping she was getting better, but looks like not. She has been picked on just a bit, but not too bad. Her comb is very pail and droopy. She is very thin. I felt around on her and she is all bones. I felt for large masses or anything abnormal and did not notice anything. I did see mites. Some were quite large, larger then a flee. I was not even sure the large ones were mites. We treated her with DE yesterday. She is still lethargic she is not eating much. Today when I gave them breakfast she just sat by her self looking outside. I am going to isolate her and treat her with more DE. I am tempted to give her yogurt, egg yoke and feed mixture that I saw suggested on a thread I was reading. I will check her out some more and let you know what I find. We are relatively new to this chicken thing and I am not sure what to do for the poor gal.