thanks! that is kinda what I am hoping. I am hoping that the big hen will not fee threatened ..............as you say.........will have established her dominance................and the 3 younger ones have each other to be with.
I have already made the note about this guy!
what are your thoughts about DE
diamote.........earth ( I am not sure how to spell it)
It seems like what I was reading about seemed legit..............he said he heard it was a myth...............
It all depends on what you are using it for. It's not a miracle cure for everything under the sun but there are a lot of uses for it.
agreed, do not treat De as a miracle cure, but is useful as a preventative,,,,This is what I do,(my coop are made of all wood ),
my coops are completely cleaned out top to bottom(in summer time ) I mix De and stall refresher then spread around coop,paying close attention to corners and crac ks, then put straw or whatever bedding you are using down, the birds will scratch around and stir this all up...these coops are 5 years old and have never had a problem with any bugs in them..
Woke this morning with chick peeping loudly. Two of the three are in very poor shape. one is so weak,cannot walk-laying on side. Second chick is very wobbly also and just wants to sit. Third is upset but I think that one also is going the way of the others..getting more wobbly, but still able to run around. Their poo looks normal, they have been eating the same food. The set has not changed since I first put them in the brooder. They have only been outside one time-last weekend and that was very short. I have done nothing different in their care. If anyone has any ideas of what may be the issue I am all-ears. I have been hand-feeding them save-a-chck probotic and sugar water. It looks like something neurological or 'like' a poisoning, but I can not think of anything that would have made them sick. Thank you for your help. Danielle
sounds like cocci to me,,,,doesn't matter if those chicks were outside or not, you can transfer cocci to them on your clothes just from being in a garden or other outside area