I'm a new member (this is my first post), but I've used backyard chickens as a resource for as long as I've had chickens. : ) I have something going on with a few of my hens and I can't seem to figure it out, even after reading many threads about disease and symptoms. I'm hoping that if I post some details here someone will be able to help. I'm in Southern California, and I have nine laying hens that free range about an acre and a half. Almost two weeks ago now one of my barred rocks started acting "off." I noticed her standing by herself, usually on one leg, very ruffled up with her head tucked up (like she's cold). We were having cold weather, so I thought that might be what was going initially. Then she'd perk up, peck around and eat and drink, and then she'd be back to acting lethargic and standing/laying with her head pulled back and eyes closed. She's had watery poo (not bloody, not wormy, just watery). I've put out yogurt and garlic for them every few days since and added some ACV to their water. She eats it and drinks it and there's really been no change in her behavior since except that it hasn't improved and she's lost a lot of weight. Her comb and waddle are also very pale. Then the day before yesterday, my blue maran started acting lethargic too, showing similar symptoms. She does not have the watery poo, and her poo actually looks quite normal. She also appears healthy with clean feathers and her weight is good. She just started laying eggs again about a week ago, and she laid yesterday, so there doesn't seem to be disruption in laying. Just like the BR, she will perk up for a moment and peck around. She is eating and drinking water, but then she lays back down and gets all puffed up. I don't notice any coughing/gurgling/other symptoms that would suggest it's respiratory in either hen. I noticed them itching a little and thought they might have lice. I saw a few on the maran, which I know can be normal, but we treated them all and their coop/roost for that just in case (two days ago). I expected them to look infested if lice was the source of the problem, and that's simply not the case. I decided to worm them in case this is an internal parasite. I gave a pea size of Safeguard paste to each of them yesterday. I've seen some people suggest repeating the Safeguard again at ten days, and others say to worm three days in a row. Given that they're not improving yet, should I dose these two hens today and tomorrow? or wait and only do it at 10 days? Could this be coccidiosis? Sorry to write such a long post, I just wanted to provide as much information as possible. I'm desperately trying to get these birds well again (and we don't have a "chicken vet" in the area). TIA!