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  • hi sorry to hear ypur duck is unwell  ive no experience with ducks but can suggest a few things  if they eat food with a high water content then it will make their poop more watery so cut down on the lettuce and melon for a while and her poop sho…
  • hi sorry to hear about your ducklings  what antibiotics did you use?tylan is one of the best for respiratory diseasesim not sure whats causing their legs to swell so quickly unless theyve been drinking contaminated water or eating mouldy food and …
  • thanks girls  at the risk of jinxing her ive found her twice today resting on her haunches rather than splay legged  so heres hoping shes slowly on the mend when i take her out for a clean up i spend some time holding her in the standing position…
  • Hi if anything is broken then youd need a vet to strap him up properly  if hes just bruised then plenty of rest and a high protein diet supplemented with vitamins would help - either buy drops for fowl or human baby drops  sometimes shock can mak…
    in Ducks Comment by undautri May 20
  • thanks girls  no sign of a break at all i took her back to the vets on tuesday as i discovered a lump on her side of the bad leg - it came away in my hand - a large crust leaving a gaping deep wound (missed previously by myself and 2 vets) so shes …
  • heres an old post with lots of details about canker -http://forum.thepoultrysite.com/discussion/7769/redirect/p1give all your chooks water with acv to help stop them getting infected ....canker is usually spread by wild birds so if one of your hens …
  • the best place is from your vet , failing that try e bay this is not something i would personally try myself (too much of a wimp) but others have seen improvements i wish you luck x kath
  • what a brilliant broody :) any relation to mrs grey? it must have been heartwarming to watch Nice to hear that Gordan is still going strong, hes a brilliant rooster i had to take Sallysioux to the vet yesterday - shes been limping badly for two day…
    in goodbye Rhona Comment by undautri May 3
  • hi Gwen your duckling really needs antibiotics as this sounds like a respiratory infection which could get worse or cause secondary infections or problems someone on here a while back treated mycoplasma with colloidal silver but it takes a really …
  • thanks very much Sandie that was such a sad story about Arielle- much harder to handle than losing a chicken im left with 7 - 2 chickens and 5 bantams and wont be adding to them this year . It looks like SallySioux has finished laying and the 2 sil…
  • hi sorry to hear about the attack  its a bit late to strap the wing  if its broken but sounds possibly like its more painful because of the wound . ive had a couple of chooks attacked in the past by foxes and a dog and they seem to take a few weeks…
  • he is quite a character .... will your brahmas go broody ? Sally Sioux is my last broody since the two silkies changed sex and she hasnt come into lay yet xx kath  
  • hi drooping wings can be a sign of ill health but if yours are otherwise fit then i suspect they are just trying to cool down. older hens also seem to do this as they age  if they do start showing other symptoms then they will need to be checked ou…
  • lucky hens ending up with you wishing you all the best in your lovely new home xxxx kath
  • thanks Bonnie  hope you and yours are well  have you moved yet? Kath xx
  • hi  i havent had this version of rcom but i think the principals are the same - water should be in the tank throughout incubation and you need to top it up if it goes low . humidity will increase automatically in the last few days i didnt have a t…
  • Hi Helen i think shes about 4/5 now - we bought her pol and have only ever had the odd egg or two here and there off her . what breed was Tango ? x kath
  • good choices from the selection avaiable to you , especially as they are both good laying breeds. Although they are a third of the size of their large fowl counterparts their eggs are still a decent size  i would avoid the barbu duccles as they are…
  • it depends whether you mean true bantams like pekins and sebrights or bantam versions of large fowl . ive got a mix here of all three - large fowl , bantams and bantam versions  the bantam versions of the large fowl behave on a similar basis to the…
  • youve got them well trained :) how do the sussex keep so clean with you ?in my experience white chickens plus wet earth =horror show x kath
  • im sure i heard a few years back that a university had studied lice and mites and found that giving the patient antibiotics killed them - they drank antibiotics in the blood which broke down their digestive system  i posted about it on here but can…
  • Hi   i use hypermectin too - twice a year . touch lots of wood no sign of mites. strange how both my silkies are changing sex - never experienced it before with any breed . i told my vet about itwhen i was around there wth the dog  and she reckons…
  • hi sandie one of the transexuals is crowing well - more than mr kipling in fact ! the other one is just growing a big comb so far mr kipling attacks george the dog but hes so thick skinned he doesnt even notice . hes also started pecking at my sho…
  • im itching just thinking about the mites ...nasty little things light sussex are good layers so are you getting plenty of eggs?my lot are getting worse - out of 8 hens only one is laying , one started then stopped again , two havent come back into …
  • really lovely to hear from you Helen are the six newbies?  ive lost one and gained one since we spoke . infact i lost the same chook twicw as a fox dug her up 3 weeks later .  the one i gained is a black silkie cockerel named Mr Kipling - the only …
  • hi  i wouldnt risk ordinary traps incase the chickens tread on them or peck them the live trap ones are safebut are you prepared to deal with a live mouse once youve caught it the only other thing i can suggest is that you make a box for the trap…
  • hi, i hope 2018 will be a better year for you .  keeping everything crossed that you get that job at the college......... you can teach them a thing or two about chickens :) xx kath
  • Would never dump you - new phone so sorry to hear about your mum passing chicken -wise ive lost Lilly beth recently but gained a cockerel (black silkie) named Mr Kipling and also had a sex change - not me personally but one of the little splash si…
  • Yes its very quiet on here lately .  the little black one aka mr kipling is very slowly getting integrated but i still dont trust him with sally sioux and buffy is very aggressive with him  so he still in a cage most of the day but in different plac…
  • Hi and welcome to the forum they havent had a scare in their run lately have they ? if not then it does sound like the cold weather is causing them to have duvet days they should come out when theyre hungry as no animal knowingly starves itself .if…

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