Nope. I keep the coop pretty well as far as the smell. Add shavings when I need to, replaced the nest with more chips. Though come to think of it, the wood chips we bought at the Tractor Supply store smelled unusually "scented" like a "car pine" smell. I found it odd but thought maybe it was a normal pine scent. I changed it the other day and it was the next day (yesterday) when the two of them had this odd raspy kind of squak. I wonder if maybe I got a bad bag of pine shavings?
We just felt the crop and it's full. Now I know why they have big "crops" at their neck. Hahaha ((duh! hugh?! ))
We have two roosts one on the opposite of each side same level and I find things "change a bit" but usually "The Countess" an EE'er (though she lays a light brown egg) is on the same roost as the two younger girls (The smaller golden laced wyandottes) and the beautifully full black autralorpes. The 3 EE'ers Two brown and black and the grayish smaller one "snow white" who has been a bit aggressive towards most of the girls since the beginning stay one the other side together.
Lately I've noticed the two smaller wyandottes with the two bigger brown and black EE'er's who have more of a bare back. One in particular has had blood at the base of her back where the tail feathers start. She's been in a couple of times but the three EE'ers tend to have more pecking than the others.
NOW the poor little wyandottes have been staying with the two brown and black EE'ers and now show signs of a small portion of feathers stripped. Maybe the size of a quarter. On the other side, where the grey EE'er is with my favorite black and white EE'er, my big girl now has pecking spots.
The only ones I don't see feathers stripped from are the Black Australorpes and they never show any signs of aggression to both humans or the other chickens. SO, I'm trying to figure out the culprit. It very well could be that there's not enough protein, but if the black oil sunflower seeds are protein, I have been giving them over half in each feeding dish away from each other. They in my opinion receive maybe a bit too much scratch because I thought they were too thin and they get evening snacks of veggies and fruits. So I think anymore and they will be overfed in my opinion.
Can that fish amoxocillen be found somewhere locally? What is the difference between The fish amoxocillen and the Duramycin? I notice that the amoxocillen for fish is a tablet. How much would I give a chicken if I bought them? I'm just wondering the differences.
Thank you very much for responding.