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  • hi Annaive always used hay for the nesting area but a lot of people use sawdust or the bedding used for horses. All bedding has its pros and cons.The chicken with scaley leg mites may need ivermectin to get rid of the mites more effectively than jus…
  • helloyouve got a problem there !the trouble with using straw is that it has plenty of room inside each blade for mites to hide so really difficult to kill them all  ivermectin / hypermectin used on the chooks will kill any that bite them but wont s…
  • poor thing sounds like hes in a bit of a state i know nothing about the care of pigeons so can only go on what i know about chickens  the more he drinks the more watery his poos will be and cocci usually means blood in the stools so theres a stron…
  • hi sounds like youve been busy , well done  as long as they can shelter from the rain thery should be ok but personally id give them 5-6 weeks indoors and slowly acclimatise them seeing as winter is on its way kath
  • hi this may be signs of a vitamin deficiency which you can rectify by giving a vitamin supplement you can use drops intended for human babies if you cant get hold of poultry vitamin drops or cage bird drops if she gets more clumsy or starts starga…
  • this is news to me as far as im aware restricting water would stress the birds and cause health issues leading to less food intake so it would defeat the objectives of raising broilers in this country the rspca monitor such  farms so if the farm i…
  • hellosorry to hear your little bantam is poorly  try this link for lots of tips and info on feet and leg problems -http://www.poultrypedia.com/poultry-podiatry id be afraid of the sores turning to bumblefoot which can take ages to clear so a trip t…
  • hellosorry to hear youre having problems  it sounds like shes being very protective of her eggs or nest in which case its a good trait as she would defend her eggs/ young from predators but a bit upsetting for you.when my cockerel shows signs of ag…
  • hi  as far as im aware, the tape worms that affect chickens can only be hosted by birds and cannot affect humans likewise the external parasites, lice and mites cannot live on humans - they may go on you and may even bite you but cannot exist on y…
  • hi  the dosage for a bantam (true bantam) is a quarter of a teaspoon to 2.5 ltr water and change it daily i would double it for large fowl dont know about the injections sorry kath
  • sounds very successful therell be lots of cocka doodling round your place next year :)ive just got the 6 chooks at the moment and will keep to that while ive got zena - cant trust her with new youngsters id heard there was a shortage of silage , t…
    in sandie Comment by undautri August 19
  • hi Elsabeif she was showing these symptoms dayt aand night then id go ahead with the baytril but if shes only having problems at night then id suspect something in the coop is making her wheeze...is it dusty or damp in there?when did you worm her la…
  • heres a link i think will help you -http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/81/infectious-bursal-disease-ibd-gumboro/where do you get the chicks from ? do you hatch yourself or buy in . if you buy in then maybe think of changing supplier to one wh…
  • hello sorry but without knowing the symptoms and circumstances we cant even guess at what is going wrong  i should think the best way to find out and to be 100% certain is to have an autopsy done on one that has died  i wish you luck  kath
  • mine arent getting too badly affected by the heat as theres lots of shade and shrubs in my garden so easy to stay out of the sun. my next door neighbour had visitors the other day and they got spooked by strange noises and rustling coming from my bl…
  • shes gone broody now so having duvet days while the others are working for a living in the gardenkath
  • it depends on her weight - 10mg per kgkath
  • no more chickens yet Sandie ive only just integrated xena....after i lost Sally Sioux she started escaping into the garden with the rest and after being severely told off and put in her place by Mr Kipling she doesnt bully the little ones any more …
  • lol Sandie did they bounce when they tried to land ?kath
  • sorry to hearthis but thanks for letting us know do you think it could be rats? they are well known for stealing eggs andwill take a duckling or chick if they get a chance good luck with the rest of the eggs  kathx
  • some times a broody will kick out any non viable eggs but its unusual for them to do it if theres a live chick insidehas something taken the egg do you think depending on what stage the duckling is at its now prone to bacterial infections so unlike…
  • yes other animals and birds get it its not always caused by a vitamin deficiency- sometimes its a bacterial infection , an ear infection or muscle damage.hope hes better soon well done on helping the newbie hen - she ended up in the right home wi…
  • yes, that looks good Kath
  • hi  im not sure whats available in your countryt but if you have tylan it would be the best , closely followed by baytril good luck kath
  • poor little thing heres the link -https://sites.google.com/a/larsencreek.com/chicken-orthopedics/when my marilyn had wry neck i gave her vitamin e and sellenium keep us updated  how are your chooks ? any newbies?x kath
  • hello and welcome  you need to increase your bio security - full and thorough cleaning between flocks sometimes the disease lies dormant in the chicken until it gets stressed so make their daily lives as stress free as possible once one goes down …
  • poor thing , just imagine what he witnessed it may take him a long time to recover but hell get there eventually -my cockerel spent weeks sitting in with a broody after a fox attack your chooks didnt stand a chance against two foxes .one is bad en…
    in GRRRRRRRR ! Comment by undautri June 30
  • hello Kelsie  sorry to hear your sad story  im a bit confused as to who was hurt - the hen or the chick Sandies given you brilliant advice if it was the hen if it was the chick then possibly the hen has rejected it and tossed it out . i had this…
  • so sorry to hear this , its awful to have this happen  dont beat yourself up about what you could have done as foxes are chancers and will patiently wait for the right time to attack . its that time of year when vixens have youngsters to feed so wi…
    in GRRRRRRRR ! Comment by undautri June 26
  • hisorry to hear about your losses sounds like an infectious respiratory disease but without an autopsy its hard to say which one exactly as they all have similar symptoms . mycoplasma is usually diagnosed if the eyes are bubbly , coryza is an upper…

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