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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by WillowTreeFarm 

She is quarantined from the flock and was once she became symptomatic.  If it is something contagious, the others probably had it before she even started showing signs as it is a closed flock and has been for a long time, so whatever they would get would come from the wild and they were all exposed.  Economically... she is one chicken... my thinking is wait and see... I probably would not support a many month long recovery process, but I'm not there yet.  These chickens are pets and provide a supplement to my diet.  I'll give her a chance and let nature take it's course.  Practicing good health care is always of the utmost importance and being vigilant prevents many tragedies.


By economically I mean 'money'. I find absolutely no point in supporting an animal who cant pull its own weight, therefore in MY flock or hutch or herd she would be culled. And I have went down the healthcare road and found that culling is much quicker and less expensive. I cull yearly by my own preferences in both the meat rabbit, and layer flock.

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post #12 of 21

To each their own then.

At Willow Tree Farm we have many humans small medium and large, a rescued Boston terrier, a deaf shepherd mix of unknown superior age, two blue heeler puppies, numerous small furry animals, The Barn Cats, 4 horses with one on the way in April... and chooks!!!  Barnevelders, Black Copper Marans, a Wheaten Marans, a Blue Araucana,  EEs and an OE!
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At Willow Tree Farm we have many humans small medium and large, a rescued Boston terrier, a deaf shepherd mix of unknown superior age, two blue heeler puppies, numerous small furry animals, The Barn Cats, 4 horses with one on the way in April... and chooks!!!  Barnevelders, Black Copper Marans, a Wheaten Marans, a Blue Araucana,  EEs and an OE!
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post #13 of 21
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To each their own then.


Very true.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

Are you ashamed?

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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

Are you ashamed?

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post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

We keep hens in Boston, MA and they are more like pets now than livestock. Also although we have six hens we only get about 2 eggs a day. at least two of my hens aren't laying but I think it's mostly because they just finished molting. We have chicken tractor which is what Duck went in all day today. But it's kind of cold so if it takes a long time for her to get better than I don't know what to do.
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post #15 of 21
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To each their own then.


X2.  I would do the same.. Your a good person hugs

My ladies & boys are, 1 x Twin called Micky, 2 Light sussex, 2 Buff Orps, 2 blue Silver laced W, 2 Silver Laced W, 2 BR, 1 white star, 1 exchequer, 2 silkies, 1 frizzle, 1 Polish. 8 Marans, 1 Ko Sharmo. Im setting 24 call ducks 26/3/12. Yes im an addict!! :-)

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My ladies & boys are, 1 x Twin called Micky, 2 Light sussex, 2 Buff Orps, 2 blue Silver laced W, 2 Silver Laced W, 2 BR, 1 white star, 1 exchequer, 2 silkies, 1 frizzle, 1 Polish. 8 Marans, 1 Ko Sharmo. Im setting 24 call ducks 26/3/12. Yes im an addict!! :-)

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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tracy the chick 
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Originally Posted by WillowTreeFarm 

To each their own then.


X2.  I would do the same.. Your a good person hugs


Are you implying that I am not? When I wouldnt keep a chicken who is injured and costing ME money to raise her......the OP asked what she should do and I said cull.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

Are you ashamed?

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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

Are you ashamed?

Reply
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by BarredBuff 
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Originally Posted by Tracy the chick 
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Originally Posted by WillowTreeFarm 

To each their own then.


X2.  I would do the same.. Your a good person hugs


Are you implying that I am not? When I wouldnt keep a chicken who is injured and costing ME money to raise her......the OP asked what she should do and I said cull.


Hi im not implying your not a good person at all! Like she said each to your own what she does... Sorry that you think that im not here to offend anyone. Ive been in situations where ive had to cull too. Please dont think i dont for one minute think your a bad person. hugs Tracy x

My ladies & boys are, 1 x Twin called Micky, 2 Light sussex, 2 Buff Orps, 2 blue Silver laced W, 2 Silver Laced W, 2 BR, 1 white star, 1 exchequer, 2 silkies, 1 frizzle, 1 Polish. 8 Marans, 1 Ko Sharmo. Im setting 24 call ducks 26/3/12. Yes im an addict!! :-)

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My ladies & boys are, 1 x Twin called Micky, 2 Light sussex, 2 Buff Orps, 2 blue Silver laced W, 2 Silver Laced W, 2 BR, 1 white star, 1 exchequer, 2 silkies, 1 frizzle, 1 Polish. 8 Marans, 1 Ko Sharmo. Im setting 24 call ducks 26/3/12. Yes im an addict!! :-)

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post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 

duck, my sick hen is not so bad today she was walking a little bit outside with the other hens. I completely agree that there are situations when you have to cull, but I'm hoping this won't be one.


Last night I let Duck sleep in the coop, in a nesting box away from the other hens. I was so worried that she would fall out and hert herself because she was sitting on a towel and was kind of wrapped around her which was a stupid idea. So I went out and checked on her at 12:30 AM and she was looking a lot better even then. Now she's favoring one leg over the other. And she's not better yet and I hope i'm not getting my hopes up to high.

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tracy the chick 
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Originally Posted by BarredBuff 
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Originally Posted by Tracy the chick 


X2.  I would do the same.. Your a good person hugs


Are you implying that I am not? When I wouldnt keep a chicken who is injured and costing ME money to raise her......the OP asked what she should do and I said cull.


Hi im not implying your not a good person at all! Like she said each to your own what she does... Sorry that you think that im not here to offend anyone. Ive been in situations where ive had to cull too. Please dont think i dont for one minute think your a bad person. hugs Tracy x


Im sorry I misinterpeted hugssmile

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

Are you ashamed?

Reply

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

Are you ashamed?

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post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 

today I opened up the chicken coop for my brother. Duck was STANDING on the roost right were I left her SITTING the night before. for some reason she didn't jump down.
now she is walking slowly but still she is walking which is good. Very, very slow steps. Now I must go to church but when I come back I will check on here again. Oh and thank you for all your great advice and opinions.

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12-year old aspiring vetinarian growing up in boston. Mother of 6 hens, 1 cat and 1 guinea pig and sister to 5 brothers and sisters,.

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