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Thanks! I've had backyard chickens for 25 years. Right now I have 11 hens of various breeds including Americanas, Speckled Sussex, some white layers rescued by the Humane Society, a Buff Orphington & a sex-link. The last 2 are in the house now as I could hear them gurgle when they breathed when I went out to "tuck them in" for the night. They were already roosting & quiet, so evenings are a good time to be able to catch this kind of thing.) I found your site while investigating possible treatment. I just got a new bantam rooster (They don't tear up the hens, are quieter, & eat less, and they keep a watchful eye for danger) He seems fine but I wonder if he brought a virus or bacteria in? All I have here right now is some caged-bird erythromycin & electrolyte powdered mixture for the water. I guess I will use it. The 2 hens are at least 6 years old, maybe it's just their time but for all the eggs & enjoyment the've given me I will do my best for them.


 



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Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

History Geek- Medieval reenactment, fiber arts and cooking, and natural architectural nut.

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OH MY GOSH! What a lovely welcome mat. I really didn't expect anyone to respond. Thank you so much. See , I didn't even think about all the wild birds eating all the food. Ok. Then thats settled. Food in the coop!
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