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We have a white hen (basic type chicken) she is OLD i can say that for sure. She recently was basically killed by ants but I saved her at the last moment. Turns out she had a bad wound and we put betadine on it and killed all the ants. Of course a couple of students found her on the ground and I helped her again but the wound was worse. curious to see what other people would do to treat it at this point.

 

Then, we have a Delaware Rooster who is petrified of anything near him. He shoves himself under the bottom of the ramp to the laying boxes and roosting area. At least almost a year old. Never crowed once. He is a rooster cause he has sickle feathers HUGE comb and wattles, etc...

 

thx

post #12 of 17
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I honestly just care that she will live a long happy life c:

sorry for asking so many questions, im new to BYC... anyway should I consider probiotics? And I have one of her eggs that I successfully drained (actually a good friend helped) and its priceless!!!!! (to me at least)

Probiotics aren't likely to improve her laying. As long as she's healthy and active, I'd just consider her past her prime laying years.

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We have a white hen (basic type chicken) she is OLD i can say that for sure. She recently was basically killed by ants but I saved her at the last moment. Turns out she had a bad wound and we put betadine on it and killed all the ants. Of course a couple of students found her on the ground and I helped her again but the wound was worse. curious to see what other people would do to treat it at this point.

 

Then, we have a Delaware Rooster who is petrified of anything near him. He shoves himself under the bottom of the ramp to the laying boxes and roosting area. At least almost a year old. Never crowed once. He is a rooster cause he has sickle feathers HUGE comb and wattles, etc...

 

thx

The injured hen should be removed from the flock and kept in a quiet spot where she can rest and heal. Flush the wound with a sterile saline solution and apply an antibiotic ointment. A heat lamp or heating pad might help keep her warm and comfortable. Electrolites or NutriDrench added to her water might help.

No idea what to do about the rooster, sorry.

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I agree with Junebuggena

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post #15 of 17
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Ok thanks a lot! (And I mean it big_smile.png)
Some old jerk complained about the roosters years ago so they were given away. So if the current one doesn't crow that will be good except if it tries to get some "action" if ya know what I mean... tongue.png Will he go for the SL or not cause she's old? I'm worried cause he might uh... Well... transmit disease through uh... I think ya know where this is going xD Away from mating, we did quarantine the white hen, her name is White Chick. I don't know where to get antibiotics:l also just came to my attention when my friend found a brown widow in his binder in the middle of math class... We have a lot in SoCal and should I be worried about that with the hens? One of our Plymouth rocks found a praying mantis and looked like she had a tasty treat, ik they aren't poisonous but I don't want a brown widow next D: or worse black widow, we have some. We also have a sweet midget white turkey hen about a year old now in one of the coops and she gets along perfectly, is that good for the hens by any chance? Yah I'm so sorry about all the questions. I just have had these for a year now and gotta ask em. Thx big_smile.png
post #16 of 17

Chickens will happily gobble up all sorts of spiders, even the poisonous ones. It doesn't hurt them at all. You don't need to give her antibiotics, you just need to apply some sort of antibiotic ointment on the wound. Most pet supply stores have several options, or you can use Neosporine without pain reliever.

A mature rooster will mate with mature hens. It's just what they do. Chickens do not get STDs. And fertile eggs are just the same as infertile eggs. There will be no chick unless the egg is incubated. An egg will not start to spontaneous turn into a chick.

post #17 of 17

Red Sex-link.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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