I've posted here before for advice on what may be wrong w/my birds. I'll try to sum it up as best I can. ANY advice or ideas on what in the world could be wrong would be so very appreciated! My girls were laying very well (15 laying hens) giving me up to 13 (normally 11-12) a day. Immediately they backed down to around 8-10 eggs, likely due to the stress of the invasion of the 2 goats. Production kept backing down over the next several weeks until nothing. They were aprox 9.5 months old when the goats came in and doing very well. They had been free range but due to dog issues had to fence off a large part of yard for them (much more than ample room for them and the goats). I didn't notice anything right off, just assumed stress was getting to them. Other ppls ckns hadn't been laying well (heat of the summer around July/Aug) so then assumed maybe that was it. I noticed they looked very dull, comb/wattles pale and not smooth like usual (some crusty looking spots)...just not healthy. When my big roo fell ill I noticed how much weight they had been loosing too. He was VERY underweight. I noticed pretty bad runny/watery poo too (no longer an issue for the flock, unless I've missed seeing it in the sick ones. I'll check my sick roo tomorrow) When one of them starts to get really bad they start w/their tail down, very 'off' awkward walk, wings can be out for balance, slow and clumsy, and will just stand around not doing anything. We would bring him in feed/water/tend (I even rewormed him once) to for days, he'd seem stronger and then put him back out only to get worse again. Finally he died. The only ones who get this bad are the roos. When a poor thing is sick it gets pecked out of the food and sent off alone. I had to rescue one today that fell ill yesterday. He'd been pecked at and was bleeding on his comb.He just stands, head down, wings down and out some, in one spot. When he lays he holds his wings out too. He was fine 2 days ago. I lost a young roo a couple days ago that'd been sickly for many weeks. Finally dealing w/the goats found they had strongyles (worms) and later found that the ckns can get these worms too (eating goat poo all the time!). I've treated them w/ Wazine (unaffective) then orally gave them Safeguard (for goats) and again 10 days later. Also treated them for any possible lice/mites. Cleaned ckn house as well, cleaned feed/water pans and moved it all to a new fresh spot. They seemed to be doing better but not much better. I've, in the last couple weeks, let them back out to free range and they perked up almost right away. Their tails were perky again, feathers even looked better. Some combs look redder but some still seem dull and still 'crusty' in places. They seem to still be a bit lighter than they should be (most are heavy bodied birds). I noticed today a few w/missing tail feathers. As of now the original group is 14 months old, 6 are aprox 8-9 months old (never laid an egg!), and a few that are aprox 5-6 months old. That's what tells me something is wrong. A friend has 6 of the same birds (same store, same group) and they have been laying beautifully for awhile now. That's pretty much the sum up of things since July. Sorry this was all so long and jumbled. I don't know what else I could be dealing with. Maybe they need wormed again if they got into more goat poo. I don't know how often they should get wormed. I just don't understand why it's only killing the roos. Is there anything nutritionally I can do to help give them a boost, esp this time of year? Any deficiencies that we could be dealing with? Any kind of other gut issues (bacteria, parasite or otherwise) that they could be dealing with? Ready to pull my hair out!