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Oh how pretty! Now I'm excited for babies, lol.
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We live in a pretty "country " setting here in FL. I've never used a vet for my chickens ( mostly because my husband would have a fit) what does it cost? I'm betting we have a few around who see chickens because it's pretty common out where we are to have them, several of my neighbors do. Though I am betting they may not use a vet because many people consider them a low investment livestock kind of animal, but I don't see mine that way. This little hen came from a breeder who shows at the Ohio nationals and my son shows her for 4H - she is not an egg layer but I love my big fluffy egg girls too! I have had good luck treating them and saved quite a few from respiratory issues feom doing a lot of reading from different articl s and asking chicken people who have had had them longer than myself what they do. Our weather has actually been dry and mild for Florida. Seems we had one cold night ( down in upper 30s) and I noticed the little sneezes. She is doing much better now and has had a great appetite the whole while 😊 but she is so mild mannered I'm tempted to just keep her inside and spoil her! I've been feeding her boiled eggs- I cooked for my chicken - I am officially a crazy chicken lady


Using a vet doesn't work for everyone but since our girls are pets more than utility we treat them to vet visits when necessary.  When I researched for a vet I found most only take dogs or cats.  Avian vets see all birds.  However, I called around and found a vet that sees dogs/cats/exotics/birds which is rare.  He charged $35/visit plus medication/shots 5 yrs ago.  Today, his first visit is free with subsequent visits $40 with medications/shots extra.  I called avian vets and they charged anywhere from $65 upwards for a visit with medications extra so I don't go to avian vets.  Some vets see all animals and some specialize in a species and are more expensive.  My vet used to work in the poultry industry so he knows chickens very well and I trust him.  He doesn't waste my $$$ with lab tests or necropsies unless I want them.  I've come to trust his judgment about my hens and does all he can to delay a euthanization in hopes a patient turns around.  Most of the time they get well but I've had to euthanize a couple hens through the years.  Once a breeder shipped me two sick birds and the vet managed to save one but had to euthanize the other but not after valiant efforts to save her.  He took iPhone photos of my Partridge Silkie to forward to his wife -- they are great animal lovers -- chickens especially!

post #4943 of 5102
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Originally Posted by FishMtFarm View Post

Here are my partridge hens and rooster. Bad pics and the one gen doesn't really meet to the color standard of perfection but I LOVE her!

This is my rooster, Jake


My hen Flo


My other hen Sandy whom I got from Amber Waves. She is gorgeous even tho her color is off. I just love her!


Your birds are lovely!  I'm glad to see you have a girl from Amber Waves.  They are who I will get my next Silkie from.  They DNA sex their chicks so we can get a younger female juvenile without worrying whether it will grow out as a cockerel.

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Baby picture!

 

 

 

post #4945 of 5102
OMG that baby picture is precious!
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So since the partridge/blue cross hen was taking care of chicks when I was collecting eggs from that pen I didn't think anything off it. I haven't planned on breeding her. She's a very good mother and pays her keep that way.

Apparently she was laying. I've been confused about one of the chick's color for the past week. It has light defined chipmunk pattern. It has enough wing feathers to see the blue now. So I'm curious how it will turn out. It's not far enough removed from the cross color to be a true blue partridge.



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Originally Posted by Hinotori View Post

So since the partridge/blue cross hen was taking care of chicks when I was collecting eggs from that pen I didn't think anything off it. I haven't planned on breeding her. She's a very good mother and pays her keep that way.

Apparently she was laying. I've been confused about one of the chick's color for the past week. It has light defined chipmunk pattern. It has enough wing feathers to see the blue now. So I'm curious how it will turn out. It's not far enough removed from the cross color to be a true blue partridge.




How fun!  She'll be a "wait-and-see" for color!

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My 6-yr-old Partridge has been growing in new feathers and was reclusive during feather regrowth.  We gave a shampoo and blow-dry last night and now she's shiny and clean again.  Poor thing needed it and today she is happily strutting around the yard like she knows she's the best looking bird today!  All her crest feather shafts aren't completely grown out yet but we removed all the loose ones we could.  I love Partridge Silkies.  I just wish my new camera would hurry up and arrive - I'm so tired of this old Nikon!

 

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Originally Posted by Sylvester017 View Post

My 6-yr-old Partridge has been growing in new feathers and was reclusive during feather regrowth.  We gave a shampoo and blow-dry last night and now she's shiny and clean again.  Poor thing needed it and today she is happily strutting around the yard like she knows she's the best looking bird today!  All her crest feather shafts aren't completely grown out yet but we removed all the loose ones we could.  I love Partridge Silkies.  I just wish my new camera would hurry up and arrive - I'm so tired of this old Nikon!





Oh she's looking fluffy!

I need to bathe a few birds but it's too cold out. I can't wait for it to warm up some.
post #4950 of 5102
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Originally Posted by Hinotori View Post


Oh she's looking fluffy!

I need to bathe a few birds but it's too cold out. I can't wait for it to warm up some.


TY!  I don't know if it's because she's Partridge but she is much thicker/fluffier than our Black Silkie who weighs a couple ounces less and has always had sparse feathering in comparison.  They both look fluffy but when holding them it's obvious the Partridge has denser feathering and she is heavier in weight than the Black.

 

Looking @FishMtFarm Silkie pics in post #4943 the Partridge looks denser than the Black.  Or maybe I'm projecting what I'm seeing?

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