Three year old hen limping for a few days now. She's a white splash Araucana. Today (Monday) she was barely able to put any weight on her right leg at all. I've been giving her one tetracycline (for birds) capsule in pedialyte every day for the past three days, as her sole source of fluid. She ate almost nothing on Sat & Sun. Today I gave her a very warm bath in water up to her neck. Small squirt of Dawn liquid dish soap in the tub. She LOVED it. I kept my hands gently on her the whole time to make sure that her head stayed above water for the entire half-hour bath. After I towel dried her, and then used the hair dryer on her, she slept for about ten minutes and then actually hobbled over to the food dish and ate a mix of Layena crumbles and scratch for about ten minutes. She had to stop and rest after every few mouthfuls, but she kept at it. Three days ago, she stopped producing normal poops and instead a thin, BRIGHT yellow frothy liquid came out instead. NOT egg yolk. Wrong kind of yellow for yolk. She's never been given deworming meds & I've ordered Wazine & Valbazine online. Delivery should be in another day or two. I did indeed see an actual live thin white worm in a normal poop of hers about a month ago. But I did nothing about it. I'm hoping that deworming her now, followed by some probiotics (yogurt, etc.) & scrambled eggs & canned seafood in her Layena crumbles will restore her strength and help to heal that limb problem. I've examined her very extensively and except for what appears to be a tiny callus on the center of her right foot's "palm," I cannot find any sores, bruises, lesions, or dislocations. I can move all of her leg & foot joints easily and smoothly with no reaction of any kind from her. I can press quite strongly on the "callus" and she doesn't flinch at all. She hasn't produced any eggs in about two months. First because of a heavy moult, & now because of decreased daylight hours. Her feathers have all grown back in full and beautiful. Her eyes are bright. No mites or lice. Her coop and run are pine shavings and food grade DE over a dirt floor. Since the moult began, I've been giving her some 30% protein kitten food every day, but she rarely eats it. I think the pieces are just too big for her. Her best friend, a black Marans hen, eats the kitten food with gusto. Since the time that the limp began, instead of sleeping next to her Marans best buddy, she's taken to sleeping by herself in the nest box. I put a fresh layer of paper toweling in there, on top of the shavings, so her night poops can be removed easily in the morning. There is some orange colored wet staining to the paper towels in the morning. Doesn't look anything like blood. Today I didn't see any poop from her at all. Not a regular poop; not a Bright Yellow discharge either. No doubt because she's not been eating. But, as I said above, she did finally eat something this afternoon after her tub bath. (I had tried using a feeding syringe for pets to get her to eat some baby food of sweet potatoe puree, but she refused to give it a try. I did get some water/antibiotic into her that way though.) I can't feel any egg stuck in her rear. Both legs feel the same in shape, size, and density. It's almost like she's lost feeling in the leg, because sometimes she just collapses and falls over if she isn't quick enough in getting her good leg under her. Any ideas?