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  • Hi Bonnie so sorry to hear about Cookie but you did your very best to help her .Three years in retirement is a really good achievement for an ex batt it must have been hard for you seeing her go thinking of you  x kath
    in RIP Cookie Comment by undautri March 22
  • hi Moday there are mites that eat feathers but that wouldnt leave just shafts. What you describe sounds more like blood feathers - the natural regrowth after a moult. Check for parasites anyway especially around the vent area. hope you get some newb…
  • hired mites can affect the quality of eggs produced but i doubt to the extent you say the best way to see if you have red mites is to wipe the underneath of the roost with a tissue in the morning - any red shows blood there from mites. they also ca…
  • hii dont go out to work but can understand where youre coming from. ive kept chickens as pets for several years .Eggs are an added bonus but i keep them for their entertainment and aesthetic value and feel my garden is a better place for having them…
  • hi sorry your chickens are unwellthe biggest problem you have is that respiratory diseases in poultry are very contagious so unless you can separate the sick ones and put in force good barrier controls then you will need to treat them all tylan is t…
  • so pleased theyre doing well  x kath
  • hi hopefully solarbats will see this and come back to you soon the way i read it was that its better to drain while the hen is still fit and eating so that she has the stregth to recover so no need for you to wait with yours  how did yoy get on wi…
  • hi, the pics have come through fine but what day is the egg on ?can you candle with the torch on the bottom so you can see the air sac better  the black spots are new to me but dont seem to move when you turn the egg so possibly marks on the shell.…
  • hi im sorry its impossible to tell without hearing the symptoms and answering the following -is her crop full and not emptyingdoes her crop feel like a water balloon and her breath smell is she in lay whats her poop like  any difficulty breathing …
    in Disease Comment by undautri March 3
  • thanks Helen  yes Mr Kipling is doing really well and spring has already sprung in his mind if you know what i mean nudge nudge wink wink  my problem now is a lack of hens for him ...ive got three hens none of which are laying  and a transexual. m…
  • hi Cassie either your hen has drunk lots of water for some reason or she has sour crop can you smell anything from her beak ...if not its probably just water ,if she is otherwise healthy and eating well then shell be fine but if not come back to u…
  • hi Bonnie So sorry to hear about Bluebird . you did everything humanly possible to help her how many chooks are you left with now ? is it just the two newbies?thinking of you  Kath  xx
  • brilliant info on the following site on what to do for chicks with leg problems  -https://sites.google.com/a/larsencreek.com/chicken-orthopedics/hope you can fix the problem  kath
  • hino experience with turkeys sorry  but i assume they can have the same problems as broilers in that they put on weight rapidly and this can damage their joints  heres a link to an old post that may help - http://forum.thepoultrysite.com/discussion…
    in My Turkey Comment by undautri February 6
  • hi roosters that are hand reared and handled often loose their in built fear of humans so will threaten or even attack humans that they think may be a threat to their flock or territory .  the only way to stop him is to pick him up whwn he has a go…
    in Rooster Comment by undautri January 14
  • hi Bonnie  sorry to hear about Bluebird,hows she doing now ?Kathxx
  • hi sorry to hear about your chick it hard to tell at that young age exactly whats going on but you could try adding vitamin drops to her water or even a broad spectrum antibiotic such as baytril or tetracycline.try different foods such as scramble…
  • HiAre they showing any other symptoms ?Any sneezing or runny noses? Mycoplasma is one of several respiratory diseases that affect their eyes.They will need antibiotics if this is the case   if they are otherwise well you could try spraying colloida…
  • hi sounds like a respiratory disease such as mycoplasma so they will all need antibiotics.you wont be able to sell any until the disease is completely clear as you risk spreading it  kath
  • hi has she stopped wheezing?As long as shes active and eating well she can go back but keep an eye on her incase the others bully her when she returns - make sure theres more than one feeding station for her to choose from let us know how she gets …
  • Hihow sure are you that they are mites? macrocheles are preditory mites and have no interest in poultry , living in the soil and eating things such as gnat larvaeim just wondering if its earth hoppers that you are seeing in your soil - theylive unde…
  • wow that was a quick settling in . glad all went well for you what breed are the new ones - did you say they were to be a mix?how do you know who is who ?i always struggled to tell the silkies Misty and Bluebell apart until last year when Misty cha…
  • aw congratulations they must be confused at the moment but theyll soon settle with you looking after them  x kath
  • lucky chooks ! youll have to think of a fourth name now. im sure Elphaba will be fine and soon showing the newbies a trick or two have fun with the integration  Kath x
  • exciting times Marie . poor Elphaba having to deal with underling newbies invading her kingdom :) if shes anything like Georgie she will not be amused !i hope they settle quickly for you , im sure they will dont forget to post pics for us  x Kath
  • hi  ive only ever used it to bathe bumblefoot and cant see how it would help with respiratory problems. the best treatment i know of for respiratory diseases is tylan have you got sick chooks at the moment?Kath
    in Elsabe Comment by undautri November 2018
  • hello marie xxxx lovely to hear from you . Sorry to hear about your mum and brother in law . youve been having a rough time bless you.ive got 6 chooks now - still got the two splash silkies, one of which has changed gender, Gracie the wyandotte, buf…
  • hellorespiratory diseases can cause mucus in the eyes and if left untreated this hardens and becomes more difficult and take longer to treat.you need antibiotics to treat this . the rest of your flock may also need treatment  ive also used colloida…
  • hi  this is possibly a yeast infection and you will need nizoral to treat it. Sometimes the infection is too low down in the throat for you to see.I would also put apple cider vinegar in everyones water for a few days. keep us updated  kath
  • those wood burners are really popular recently and work really well . i thought about putting one in my living room but it would mean taking out the old fireplace and rebuilding it to fit so im stalling. my little silkie has quit brooding now and ha…
    in sandie Comment by undautri November 2018

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