Hey all long day here. Started with each bird getting dusted before being put out for free ranging for the day, including the aggressive roo, which was quite a feat to catch him. It was about forty, maybe more, so we let Jazzy(Jasmine) out with the flock while we cleaned the coop, nest boxes, quarantine crates and dusted everything that needed it. Then we let the dust settle and coop air out and put all the birds to bed.
Jazzy's crop was almost completely empty this morning except for a small grape sized bunch or so. We allowed her some crumbles and gave her another dose of stool softener and baby food. We also picked up a powder that contains vitamins, electrolytes, and probiotics for her water and the whole flock. She is locked up again tonight and will not get any more feed until we check her crop tomorrow. We wanted to see if her crop was working as it should be again. Still no smell coming from her mouth, and no other symptoms. Fingers crossed that her crop is empty. If not we will try the doughy crop treatment, for which we were able to find all the ingredients today. Her appetite has returned over the last two days which I take as a good sign.
How long should we wait before worming the flock? Can we do it this week or not?
Will I still be able to collect eggs for hatching if we worm them this month?
On another note one of our silkie cockerals wore a nail to the quick or broke it somehow. Not sure how/when it was like that at bed check and of course was bleeding like a stuck pig. The styptic powder managed to slow the bleeding so it could clot naturally. Even after dipping it over 6 times it continued to bleed slowly for several minutes. No other injuries so I think he got it without fighting; this has happened to him one other time.
Will update you all on Jasmine tomorrow. Night guys, sweet dreams.
Thanks I'll try that next time. He's fine today but his white feathers are going to have a red tinge for several days. It's too cold here to bathe him.