I had a pullet die tonight from what I believe is gapeworm. I'm going to try to necropsy her trachea in the morning to verify. My queston is this...I noticed today she was exhibiting the constant gaping that seems to be typical and brought her into the house in a crate. No other symptoms of a respiratory illness. In researching here I came across two videos where the birds were doing the same thing, and like Goldie, died later that day. Two days earlier she was fine, in fact she was tearing into a block of spent grain I set out like there was no tomorrow - I guess for her there wasn't. So, if by the time the symptoms come on, the bird is pretty much a goner, and they don't seem to be sick until then, how does one even treat for gape before it's too late? Is it a matter of preventative worming on a regular schedule? Should I have noticed her gaping every once in a while earlier on? Was there something I missed where if I saw it earlier I could have saved her? Dawg, I have about 20 pullets and 3 ducks, plus some banties. What do you recommend as the easiest and most effective way to worm them? Not too many of my girls are laying yet, so at least I won't miss the eggs. Also, if there are already eggs on the ground in the run, will the chickens just get gape again after they're done being wormed? Is there ay way to kill those eggs? Oxine? Vikran? Thanks.