Thank you, this might motivate her to get that long overdue knee replacement surgery
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Ok I now have a house chicken for the time being, I don't know what to do but I know I have to try one more time with her. She now has a home in my shower. Sorry to say but it's do or die. Last night after I gave her the anabiotic's I put her up on the roost with the other chickens and this morning I found her laying in the chicken run all by herself and her legs were ice cold and she didn't move and one of her eyes are completely sealed shut. I figure she got kicked out of the henhouse. Since the run is very secure I leave the pop door open all the time. I checked her over thoroughly I even got out a magnifying glass pulled back the feathers on her back, under her wings, her vent area and on the top of her head and I seen no mites lice or anything her skin looks very clean. I will continue to give her the antibiotics twice daily and hope that helps whatever she has going on. Then if she does get better the problem will be acclimating her back to the cold weather because she will be used to the warm bathroom.
So, I have another broody hen. Sometimes, they pick the worse time to go broody. The chicks are getting too big to section an area off in their pen, so Bob the hen may have to head to the dog kennel soon. Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, LOL
, sorry about your hen. My fingers are crossed for you. Looks like she's got a great home in that shower for the time being
Yeah, my Cochin is. Not giving up. I gave her four ceramic eggs to keep warm and I pull her off the nest a few times a day. Thankfully she doesn't want to kill me.
Yea but I've already treated them all twice little over a month ago and I guess it is only supposed to be treated twice a year.. I'm thinking like dogs we treat them once a month every month and if I have to treat the hen once a month every month then I won't be able to ever use her eggs.. Even if I decided to treat her once a month and never eat her eggs and just take on the care and responsibility of regular pet I wouldn't know her eggs from the others and especially since none of them have laid any yet because they are so young
Sorry. Didn't know you did all that. Maybe they are just picking on her. I have a chicken named dumpling that gets picked on. They love to pack at eyes. I have brought her in a few times and put a wet towel on her eye till she was able to open it. Poor girl. We have to keep her inside till she dries so the DW sits her in her lap and pets her till she is ready. I think she might be faking it now. I think she is liking the lap time.
Got the new Meyer's catalog in the mail today! Not that I would get hatchery chicks again after hatching some of Minnie's eggs, but I just like to read about all the different breeds and look at the pictures. Well low and behold, they have Buff Ducks!! And their minimum order is 3!!
Somebody PLEASE talk some sense in to me!!